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Givens Family History

Givens Name Meaning

Scottish (Fife) and Irish (Tipperary and Tyrone): variant of Given with English post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Givans, Bivens, Givins, Ivens, Divens, Givan, Ivers, Rivers, Aikens

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Where is the Givens family from?

You can see how Givens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Givens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Givens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 39 Givens families living in Northumberland. This was about 39% of all the recorded Givens's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Givens families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Givens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Givens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Estate Woodman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Givens. 43% of Givens men worked as an Estate Woodman and 91% of Givens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Givens were Market Gardener and Elementary School Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Estate Woodman
    43%
  • Farm Worker
    29%
  • Market Gardener
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    91%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Elementary School Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Givens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Givens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Givens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Givens. For the veterans among your Givens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Givens lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Givens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Givens in 1943 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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