Cyrus E. Davis

Brief Life History of Cyrus E.

When Cyrus E. Davis was born on 6 November 1865, in South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, William F Davis, was 48 and his mother, Fanny Boyden, was 38. He married Sarah J. Bolton on 17 December 1891, in South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States in 1880. He died on 29 May 1919, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 53.

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Cyrus E. Davis
Sarah J. Bolton
Marriage: 17 December 1891
Howard B Davis
Milton Bolton Davis
Clarence R Davis
Raymond E Davis
Alton M Davis
Mildred V Davis

Sources (9)

  • Cyrus Davis, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Cyrus E Davis, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • Cyrus E Davis, "New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929"

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Historical Boundaries: 1869: Middlesex, New Jersey, United States


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Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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