Givens Family History & Genealogy

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  • James 3.1%
  • John 2.9%
  • William 2.6%
  • Robert 1.9%
  • Mary 1.6%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • George 1.3%
  • Thomas 1.1%
  • Willie 1.0%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • Annie 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Margaret 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%

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Kathy Greenawalt Hi I am part of the William Givens/Rebecca Norris family line. They are my maternal grandfather's grandparents. The family was originally from Tennessee but settled in Texas. I believe they lived in Sherman (on the Red River and in Grayson County), Dallas, and finally ended up in Galveston Texas. Rebecca was of Native American heritage. She named my greatgrandmother, Minnie Orena Givens. Orena means Laughing Water. My distant cousin, Lynn Ferguson said we are Comanche. I thought we were Cherokee but Lynn's greatgrandfather (my grandfather's uncle) taught her grandmother how to trick ride like the Comanche. This was passed down to Lynn and she now teaches kids on a reservation in Washington state how to trick ride.

I am not sure how the Givens and Norris's knew each other but I think they probably traveled together. I also believe that Rebecca had a twin brother, Robert (who lived near them) according to the 1880 census.

Well, that is about it for now. Hopefully, someone will have more information on the Norris family line. I have found a lot on the Givens side. Thanks, Kathy
Mar 17, 2008 · Reply