Dave Govan was born about 1900, in England, United Kingdom. He married Marion MacDonald on 25 August 1922, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Scottish (Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire): habitational name from Govan near Glasgow, first recorded c. 1134 as Guven, possibly meaning ‘place of the smith’, although more recently a Cumbric word gir ‘hill’ has been suggested.
Irish and Scottish: from Ó Gobhann, Gowan .
History: Christian, widow of Simon de Govane, held lands in Govan in 1293.