Start your family tree now Is your surname Givens?
There are already 115 users and 3,574 genealogy profiles with the Givens surname on Geni. Explore Givens genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Givens Genealogy and Givens Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index

Create your Family Tree.
Discover your Family History.

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!
view all


  • Anne Y. Henderson (Givens) (1741 - 1819)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R1651140410@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. === GEDCOM Source ===Ancestry Fam...
  • Benjamin Givens (deceased)
  • Celia Potts (c.1775 - 1850)
  • Daniel Givens, Jr. (1739 - 1822)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for Virginia (Soldier). DAR Ancestor #: A045485 A Patriot Soldier for Virginia during American Revolution. He came from Northern Ireland to the colonies 1720s -1...
  • Elizabeth Givens (1763 - 1842)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 30 2016, 9:31:15 UTC

About the Givens surname

The Given Clan

Clan History...

The names Given and Giveen in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mag Dhuibhin and Mag Dhuibhfhinn Septs that were located in County Donegal in the North West of the country. There are a number of variants including Giffen, MacKevin and MacAvin which can be found in County Sligo.

(Origin Welsh) A smith, the same as Gove; Gaelic, gobhain.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

Last name origin & meaning: (givens)

Northern Irish: variant of Given, with English patronymic -s.

Last name origin & meaning: Given

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhín or Mag Dhuibhfhinn (see McGiffin).

Last name origin & meaning: McGiffin

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhfinn, a patronymic from the personal name Duibhfionn, composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + fionn ‘fair’.

Source: Read more on FamilyEducation:

Read more on FamilyEducation:

Read more on FamilyEducation: