Subject: Re: the last name
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: June 1, 2004 at 11:35 AM
Reply to: the last name by Givens

My Irish surname book has it as fairly numerous in Ulster (Northern Ireland). In Irish, it would be written Mag Dhuibhín or Dhuibhfhinn (dubh meaning dark). It is also a Scottish name which may account for the many Givens in Ulster. Also found as Givan, MacKevin, MacAvin.

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