When Warren Edgar Davis Sr was born on 13 June 1848, in Calhoun, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Augustus Davis, was 37 and his mother, Ruth Kennan, was 26. He married Almira Stoker on 18 December 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1906. He died on 4 December 1926, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, 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.
A Story about Warren & Almira Davis (Jessica Reed’s Maternal Great, Great, Great Grandparents) Warren Davis was born in Pottawattamie, Iowa on 13 June 1848. At age 23, on 18 December 1871, he mar …