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Govan Early Origins



The surname Govan was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat on the territories and lands known as Govan. The first on record was Christian, widow of Simon Govan in 1293.

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Govan Spelling Variations


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Govan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Govan, Govane, Govean, Govans, MacGovan, MacGovans, Gowen and many more.

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Govan Early History


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Govan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Govan research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1326, 1359, 1425, 1672, 1623 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Govan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Govan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Govan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Govan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Govan In Ireland


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Govan In Ireland



Some of the Govan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Govan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Govan, who landed in Maryland in 1670
  • Katharine Govan, who landed in New Jersey in 1685
  • Katherine Govan, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685
  • Katherine Govan who settled in New Jersey in 1685

Govan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Govan settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850

Govan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Govan, aged 24, a miner, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Govan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Govan (post 1700)



  • R. B. Govan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1912
  • Jerry Govan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2004
  • Cleavon Govan, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948
  • Andrew Robison Govan (1794-1841), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1820-21; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1822-27
  • Andrew Govan, American politician, Representative from New York 13th District, 1910
  • Alexander "Alex" Govan (1929-2016), Scottish professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Govan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Govan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 June 2016 at 12:46.

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