Given Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Given Family History

If you are conducting some Given family history research then you can view the Given coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Given surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


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.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Given Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Swan Denotes a Learned Person. A lover of Poetry and Harmony
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