When Janet Davies was born on 11 August 1855, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Davies, was 35 and her mother, Janet Knox, was 33. She died on 26 June 1856, in her hometown, at the age of 0.
Welsh and English: variant of Davis , a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy , the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).