When Rebecca Davidson was born about 1756, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Davidson, was 38 and her mother, Anne Martha Hannah Thompson, was 33.
Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name David + -son. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.
Irish (Down) and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt .
Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Davidsson: patronymic from the personal name David .
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