William Davis

about 1792–
Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Davis was born about 1792, in Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Davies, was 37 and his mother, Catherine Hughes, was 34.

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Family Time Line

David Davies
1756–1849
Catherine Hughes
1759–1834
Thomas Davies
1779–1877
Anne
1782–
Esther Davies
1790–
John Davies
1791–
William Davis
about 1792–
John Davies
1781–
Richard Davies
1782–
Jaen Davies
1784–
Sarah Davies
1784–
Anne Davis
1788–1866
Catherine Davies
1790–
Catherine Davies
about 1792–
Miss Davies
1794–

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World Events (3)

1815
Age 23
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823
Age 31
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
Age 39
Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

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.

Possible Related Names

David
Davies
Daves

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: William Davis - Published information: birth: about 1792; Wales

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