Cecil Eric Davis

Male29 April 1929–30 April 2014

Brief Life History of Cecil Eric

When Cecil Eric Davis was born on 29 April 1929, in L'Anse-Amour, Labrador, Newfoundland, his father, William Henry Davis, was 34 and his mother, Isabelle Sweet, was 32. He lived in L'Anse-Amour, Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 30 April 2014, at the age of 85, and was buried in L'Anse-Amour, Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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William Henry Davis
Isabelle Sweet
Wilfred Randell Davis
Evelyn Elizabeth Davis
Mabel M Davis
Cecil Eric Davis

Sources (3)

  • Cecil Davis in household of William Davis, "Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1935"
  • Cecil Eric Davis, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cecil Davis, "Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1945"

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World Events (2)


Age 12

L’ANSE AMOUR. Pop. 45. Labrador fishing settlement in Straits of Belle Isle, north of Forteau. 3 radios. PO.


Age 53

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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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