Nathaniel Davis

1695–1788 (Age 93)
Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Nathaniel

Nathaniel Davis was born in 1695, in Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America. He married Mary in 1727, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1788, in his hometown, at the age of 93.

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Nathaniel Davis
Marriage: 1727
Ziporah Davis
Thomas Davis
Susannah Davis
Richard Davis
Margaret Davis
Robert Davis
Nathaniel Davis

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  • Marriage
    1727Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America
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    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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    Sources (13)

    • Nathaniel Davis in entry for Margrett Davis, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
    • Nathanel Davis in entry for Nathanel Davis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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