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Davis Last Name Origin & Family History

Davis Last Name Meaning

Davis as a Welsh surname may be a corruption of Dyfed, related to Irish colonists who occupied an area of southwest Wales in the late third century and established a dynasty there which lasted five centuries. Dyfed is recorded as a surname as late as the twelfth century, e.g. Gwynfard Dyfed, born 1175. Dafydd (generally translated into English as David) appears as a given name in the thirteenth century, e.g. Dafydd ap Gruffydd (1238–1283), Prince of Wales, and Dafydd ab Edmwnd (fl. c. 1450–1497), a Welsh poet. Alternatively, Davis may be a patronymic surname (son of David).Davis is the 45th most common surname in England and 68th most common in Wales. According to the 2000 United States census, it is the seventh most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.48% of the population, preceding Garcia and following Miller. It was the seventh most common surname in the United States in 2014. It is also recorded in the spellings of Davies, Davison and several others.

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You can see how Davis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Davis family name was found in the USA between {{Object.keys(lastNameData.where)[0]}} and {{Object.keys(lastNameData.where)[Object.keys(lastNameData.where).length -1]}}. The most Davis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9,314 Davis families living in Texas. This was about 13% of all the recorded Davis Families in the USA. Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio had the highest poulation of Davis families. Use census records to see where families with the Davis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Davis Life Expectancy

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Between {{Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.family)[0]}} and {{Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.family)[Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.family).length - 1]}}, in the United States, Davis life expectancy was at its lowest point in {{Math.min.apply(Math,Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.family))}}, and highest in {{Math.max.apply(Math,Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.family))}}. The average life expectancy for Davis in {{Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.population)[0]}} was {{Object.values(lastNameData.lifespan.population)[0]}}, and {{Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.population)[Object.keys(lastNameData.lifespan.population).length -1]}} was {{Object.values(lastNameData.lifespan.population)[Object.values(lastNameData.lifespan.population).length - 1]}}.

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