Wiliam Govan

28 August 1754–
Eastwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life of Wiliam

When Wiliam Govan was born on 28 August 1754, in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland, his father, William Govan, was 38 and his mother, Jean Lochead, was 33.

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Family Time Line

William Govan
1715–
Jean Lochead
1721–
Agnes Govan
1748–
George Govan
1750–
Bethia Govan
1752–
Wiliam Govan
1754–
Alexander Govan
1760–
Jane Govan
1763–1810
Margaret Govan
1765–
Elizabeth Govan
1767–

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Name Meaning

Scottish:1. 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. 2. from a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac a’Ghobhainn ‘son of the smith’, from gobha ‘smith’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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