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Given Name Meaning

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

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ginn, Govan, Diver, Gillen, Glen, Givens, Givan, Diven, Graven, Gheen

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Given Family Origin

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Given Family Occupations

What did your Given ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Given. 29% of Given men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Given women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Given were Accountant and Knitter

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Agent
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Accountant
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Candy Maker
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Knitter
    15%

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

Given Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Given. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Given census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Given. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 106,000 military records available for the last name Given. For the veterans among your Given ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Given Life Expectancy

What is the average Given lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Given life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Given in 1950 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Given

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Given ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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