Surname:Davis


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Davis is a patronymic surname originating in Wales that means 'son of St. David '. It is the 52nd most common surname in the United Kingdom. According to the 2000 United States Census survey, 'Davis' was the 7th most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.48% of the population, preceding Garcia and following Miller in frequency. It is also recorded in the spellings of Davies, Davie, Dafis, Dafys and several others.

This surname is also found in Ireland

Davis family tree and history-related websites

  • Davis Surname DNA Project: Testing results page hosted at RootsWeb.
  • Davis WorldConnect tree: Descendants of the Davis family of Essex County, MA with a concentration of the descendants of Cornelius Davis, 2nd (1693-1779), one of the original settlers of Stafford, Connecticut and the Millay family of Sagadahoc County, ME, primarily the descendants of James Millay (1755-1817) of County Kilkenny, Ireland.
  • The Davis Family History Pages: Family history including some of the descendants of Thomas Davis of Acton-Turville, Gloucestershire, England. Includes family immigrants and colonists between 1500-1847. Created by Mark K. Davis and hosted at RootsWeb. See Source:Davis Family History Pages.
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