Davis Family History

Meaning of surname: Davis

Davis is a patronymic surname originating in Wales that means 'son of St. David '.[2] It is the 45th most common surname in England and 68th most common in Wales.[1] 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 its frequency.[3] It continues as the 7th most common surname in the United States in 2014.[1] It is also recorded in the spellings of Davies, Davie, Dafis, Dafys and several others.[4]

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Davis Surname

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