When Clifton Isaac Davis was born on 10 May 1884, in Kansas, United States, his father, Thomas Boyd Davis, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Susan White, was 30. He married Jessie Viola Fuller on 20 April 1910, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Allendale, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Allendale Election Precinct, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 18 December 1946, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.
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.