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McGiven Early Origins



The surname McGiven 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 from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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McGiven Spelling Variations


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McGiven Spelling Variations



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

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McGiven Early History


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McGiven Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGiven research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1214 and 1655 are included under the topic Early McGiven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGiven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGiven Early Notables (pre 1700)



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McGiven In Ireland


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McGiven In Ireland



Some of the McGiven family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 230 words (16 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:

McGiven Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McGiven, who arrived in Maryland in 1716

McGiven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McGiven, who arrived in New York in 1814
  • James McGiven, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1826
  • B McGiven, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • R, McGiven Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

McGiven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis McGiven (aged 28) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGiven (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGiven (post 1700)



  • Sergeant James McGiven (d. 1876), American New York police officer stabbed to death while on duty
  • Kevin McGiven, American Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks for Utah State Aggies
  • Mick McGiven (b. 1951), English former professional footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The McGiven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGiven 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 20 November 2013 at 15:10.

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