Charles Davis

Male1891–

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Davis was born in 1891, in Bisley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Davis, was 32 and his mother, Emma Roberts, was 32. He lived in Chalford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Edward Davis
1859–
Emma Roberts
1859–
Sarah Jane Davis
1880–
Jack Davis
1882–
William E Davis
1883–
Rosina Davis
1886–
Katie Davis
1888–
Charles Davis
1891–
Alice Davis
1893–
George O Davis
1897–1967
Elsie Davis
1900–

Sources (2)

  • Charlie Davis in household of Edward Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Charles Davis in household of Edward Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 13

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

1908

Age 17

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1924

Age 33

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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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