Givens Family History

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Givens Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Given, with English patronymic -s.

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

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

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Givens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Givens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Givens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Givens Family Origin

Where is the Givens family from?

Givens Family Occupations

What did your Givens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Givens occupation in the UK was Woodman. 17% of Givens's were Woodmans. Woodman, Fisherman and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Givens. A less common occupation for the Givens family was Coachman (Dom).

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  • Woodman

  • Fisherman

  • Ag. Lab.

  • Coachman (Dom)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Givens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Givens Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Givens Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Givens 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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