When Bassel Davenport was born on 31 January 1870, in Rusk, Texas, United States, his father, Sinclair Richard Davenport, was 27 and his mother, Matilda Crim, was 25. He died on 16 September 1873, in his hometown, at the age of 3, and was buried in New London, Rusk, Texas, United States.
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.
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