William Henry Davis

19 October 1855–30 August 1856
Sangerville, Piscataquis, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Davis was born on 19 October 1855, in Sangerville, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, his father, Elisha Davis, was 43 and his mother, Clarissa Bryant Waterman, was 33. He died on 30 August 1856, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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Elisha Davis
Clarissa Bryant Waterman
Celia Marcia Davis
Mary Pricilla Davis
Lysander Waterman Davis
Abijah Murray Davis
Lizzie Waterman Davis
William Henry Davis
Willard Davis
Elmer J. Davis

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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.

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  • William Henry Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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