Govan Surname History
The family history of the Govan last name is maintained by the AncientFaces community. Join the community by adding to to our knowldge of the Govan:
- Govan family history
- Govan country of origin, nationality, & ethnicity
- Govan last name meaning & etymology
- Govan spelling & pronunciation
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Govan Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Govan may be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Govan may be in dispute depending on whether the family name originated organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of last names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).
Govan Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Govan come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these profession-based surnames can be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is useful to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like Govan are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Lamb of God".
Govan Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Govan family name are important to understanding the history of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Govan were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Govan. Names like Govan transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries over generations.
Last names similar to GovanGovanaj, Govanbyron, Govanchris, Govand, Govande, Govander, Govando, Govandy, Govane, Govaneaddy, Govanello, Govan-engle, Govanes, Govang, Govangeli, Govani, Govania, Govani-herrmann, Govanitis, Govanjoseph
Govan Family Tree
Here are a few of the Govan biographies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Govans
- Hugh Govan Waples 1885 - ?
- Andrew Govan Salley
- Margaret Govan Tyler
- Milford Govan Hooper
- Rachel Govan Carroll Perry
- Milford Govan Kitchens
- Daniel Govan Harper
- Mary Jones Govan
- Alfred Govan 1923 - 2007
- David Govan 1916 - 1966