Hannah Davis

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Davis was born on 2 June 1672, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Davis, was 29 and her mother, Hannah Richardson, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Davis
1643–1676
Hannah Richardson
1648–1679
Joseph Davis
1669–1747
Benjamen Davis
1670–1676
Hannah Davis
1672–
Caleb Davis
1673–1676
Joshua Davis
1673–1740
Thomas Davis
1675–1739

Sources (8)

  • Hannah Davis, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hannah Davis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Davis, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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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