When Grace Davenport was born in November 1617, in Bramhall, Cheshire, England, her father, William Davenport VI, was 33 and her mother, Frances Wilbraham, was 31. She married Reginald Kelsall in 1636. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in August 1658, in Cheadle, Cheshire, England, at the age of 40, and was buried in Cheadle, Cheshire, England.
English (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop, to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.
Irish: in Tipperary, this is an English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.
History: John Davenport (died 1670) arrived in Boston, MA, in 1637. He came of an English Cheshire family associated with Capesthorne Hall, near Macclesfield.