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  • 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 (1759 - 1850)
  • Elizabeth Givens (1763 - 1842)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 30 2016, 9:31:15 UTC
  • Elizabeth Ann Lewis (1728 - 1781)
    Daughter of Samuel & Sarah Cathey Givens. Elizabeth Givens was born 1724 in County Antrim IRE and died aft. 1781 in Salem VA. She was the daughter of Samuel Givens and Sarah Cathey. Married Gener...

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’.

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