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DAVIS - Name Meaning & Origin

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DAVIS Surname Meaning & Origin:

Son of David (beloved).

Surname Origin:

English, Welsh

Alternate Surname Spellings:

DAVIES (Welsh), DAVID, DAVIDSON, DAVISON, DAVES, DAWSON, DAWES, DAY, DAKIN

Fun Facts About the Davis Surname:

In the United States, Davis is the 7th most common surname, while the Davies variant comes in at 988. In Great Britain, this surname popularity is reduced; there Davies is the 6th most common surname overall, while Davis is the 54th most common surname.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname DAVIS:

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Davis Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - DAVIS Genealogy
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DAVIS Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Davis.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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