MacGivern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the MacGivern family

The surname MacGivern 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.

One of the earliest records of the family was Thomas Given, who witnessed a charter of "vnum rete super matricem aquam de Thei" by David de Haya to the monks of Cupre in 1214. [1]

Early History of the MacGivern family

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MacGivern Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Given, Givens, MacGiven, MacGivern and others.

Early Notables of the MacGivern family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the MacGivern family to Ireland

Some of the MacGivern family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States MacGivern migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacGivern Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel MacGivern, who settled in New Hampshire in 1718

Australia MacGivern migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

MacGivern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward MacGivern, British Convict who was convicted in Liverpool, Merseyside, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [2]


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/corona


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