Davis

9 December 1878–9 December 1878
Greene, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Davis

When Davis was born on 9 December 1878, in Greene, Missouri, United States, her father, James Isaiah Davis, was 25 and her mother, Miranda Caroline Morris, was 22. She died on 9 December 1878, in her hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Turners, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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James Isaiah Davis
1853–1932
Miranda Caroline Morris
1856–1891
Martha Jane Davis
1876–
Davis
1880–1880
Davis
1878–1878
Mary Rebecca Davis
1879–1946
Sarah L. C. Davis
1882–1892
Davis
1883–1883

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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.

Possible Related Names

David
Davies
Daves

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  • Infant Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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