Irish Surname - Given
Origin of the Irish surname Given
The Irish surname Given is an anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Gíobúin, derived from the personal name Giobúin, which means "stripling" or "youth." The name originated in the province of Connacht, particularly in County Galway, where the family held a family seat as hereditary chiefs. Over time, the surname Given and its variations have spread throughout Ireland and later to other parts of the world.
Interesting People with the Surname Given
- Shay Given is a retired Irish footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He represented the Republic of Ireland national team and made over 450 appearances in the English Premier League for clubs such as Newcastle United, Manchester City, and Aston Villa. Given is considered one of the best goalkeepers in Irish football history.
Variations of the Irish Surname Given
- Given is the anglicized version of the original Gaelic surname Ó Gíobúin.
- Givan is a less common variation of the surname.
Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Given
There is limited information available on the coat of arms and motto specific to the Given surname.
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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