John Davidson

4 September 1855–
Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Davidson was born on 4 September 1855, in Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Dougal Davidson, was 35 and his mother, Janet Buchanan, was 37. He lived in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861.

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Family Time Line

Dougal Davidson
1820–
Janet Buchanan
1818–
Hector Davidson
1841–
Elizabeth Davidson
1844–1936
William Davidson
1846–
Daugald Davidson
1853–
John Davidson
1855–
Janet Davidson
1858–1943
Agnes Davidson
1862–

Parents and Siblings

    Dougal Davidson

    Male1820–Male

    Female1818–Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 2

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1884

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 35

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • John Davidson in household of Dougald Davidson, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • John Davidson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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