When Mildred Garnett Davis was born on 13 August 1911, in Missouri, United States, her father, Michael White Davis, was 43 and her mother, Fannie Traughbor, was 40. She married Alger Lee Floyd on 19 June 1949, in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Marshall, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years and Woodville, Marshall, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 2 July 1993, in Kingston, Marshall, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Kingston, Marshall, Oklahoma, United States.
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.