Elizabeth Davis

before 8 April 1827–
Cannington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Davis was born before 8 April 1827, in Cannington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Davis, was 31 and her mother, Mary Nurton, was 29.

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Family Time Line

William Davis
1795–1878
Mary Nurton
1797–1846
Ann Davis
1820–1888
Charles Davis
1822–
Elizabeth Davis
1827–
Sarah Davis
1829–1914
Ann Davis
1826–
William Davis
1831–
Henry Davis
1833–
Henry Davis
1834–
Edwin Davis
1838–
Mary Davis
1840–
Samuel Davis
1840–

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830
Age 3
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 6
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 53
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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 (6)

  • Elizabeth Davis in household of William Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • 1841 England Census
  • Elisabeth Davis, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

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