Francis S. Davis

Brief Life History of Francis S.

Francis S. Davis was born in 1838, in Andover, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He had at least 1 daughter with Ruth Ball. He died in 1872, in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 34.

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Francis S. Davis
1838–1872
Ruth Ball
1844–1900
Delilah J Davis
1857–1939

Sources (2)

  • F S in entry for John T Hodgin and Delilah J Davis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • F. S. Davis in entry for John T. Hodgin, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"

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World Events (2)

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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