At the time our ancestors came to Canada, present day Ireland was still uncomfortably part of the United Kingdom.  It's thought that the Presbyterian Givens originally came from Scotland, migrating to Ulster, Ireland. There they likely were Orangemen, supporters of the Crown, judging by the elements of the Coat of Arms. The Hamiltons as well came most recently from Ulster, Ireland.
The Colpitts and the Burts came from England.

Scotland Flag
Scotland Maps
Northern Ireland    Ireland
Ireland Maps
England Flag
England Maps

Interesting Links:

1) The British Isles GenWeb Project. http://www.britishislesgenweb.org/
2) The UK and Ireland Genealogy website. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ 
3) MAPCO: Map and Plan Collection online.  A remarkable historical map resource. http://archivemaps.com/mapco/index.htm
4) BMD Certificates Limited. Ordering of Birth, Marriage, Death certificates anywhere in the UK for a fee. http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/


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