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Origins of the McGivern surname

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About the McGiverns

We have a total number of 3952 records for people with the last name McGivern.

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Where do most McGiverns live?

In 1921, most McGiverns lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McGiverns

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,890 records for the McGivern surname. The oldest one dates back to 1860.

Who were McGiverns most likely to marry?

Mc Giverns



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What are the most common McGivern first names?

  • James
  • John
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McGiverns

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for McGiverns in 1921
Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver




General Servant


Common Male occupations for McGiverns in 1921
General Labourer


Dock Labourer


Coal Miner


Flax Dresser




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