McGivney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname McGivney comes from the original Irish Mac Dhuibhne.

Early Origins of the McGivney family

The surname McGivney was first found in County Cavan. The name appears in the Annals of Loch Ce when Mathew MacGivney (Mac Dhuibhne,) Bishop of Kilmore from 1286 to 1307, was listed as having died in 1314. The Four Masters also mention him as well as two other ecclesiastics, John MacDhuibhne, arch-deacon of Drumlahan in 1343, and Farsithe MacDhuibhne (d.1464,) Bishop of Kilmore.

Early History of the McGivney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGivney research. Another 22 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1852, 1882, and 1890 are included under the topic Early McGivney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McGivney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacGivney, McGivney, MacEvinney, MacAvinue, MacGivena, Magivney, Mac Avynny and many more.

Early Notables of the McGivney family (pre 1700)

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United States McGivney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McGivney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter McGivney, who immigrated to New York in 1819
  • Peter McGivney, who arrived in New York in 1819 [1]
  • John McGivney, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • John McGivney, who settled in New York in 1833
  • John McGivney, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1833 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
McGivney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Anthony McGivney, who was naturalized as a soldier in Arkansas, America in 1918
  • Mary Kate McGivney, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1927
  • Mary Kate McGivney, who landed in Wisconsin in 1927 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name McGivney (post 1700) +

  • Michael James McGivney, American actor, known for The Truce (2001), House of the Insect (2002) and Back to One (2002)
  • Jeff Kerr McGivney, American actor and producer, known for Dirty Mary (2005), 9/Tenths (2006) and Sam & Janet (2002)
  • Gary McGivney, American CINE Competition Award winning animator, producer, and director
  • Father Michael Joseph McGivney (1852-1890), Irish born, American Roman Catholic priest, founder of the Knights of Columbus
  • K. V. McGivney, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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