Davis (surname)

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Davis
Family name
Pronunciation/ˈdvɨs/ DAY-viss
Meaning"Son of David"
Region of originEngland, Wales
Related namesDavies, David, Davison
Footnotes: [1][2]
 
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Davis
Family name
Pronunciation/ˈdvɨs/ DAY-viss
Meaning"Son of David"
Region of originEngland, Wales
Related namesDavies, David, Davison
Footnotes: [1][2]

Davis is a patronymic surname originating in England, that means 'son of David'.[3] It is the 52nd most common surname in the United Kingdom.[4] According to the 2000 United States Census survey, 'Davis' was the 7th most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.48% of the population, preceding Garcia and following Miller in frequency.[5] It is also recorded in the spellings of Davies, Davie, Dafis, Dafys and several others.[6]

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  1. ^ British surname – origin
  2. ^ 1990 Census Name Files
  3. ^ A dictionary of English and Welsh surnames: with special American instances. ; Bardsley, Charles Wareing Endell,. London. H. Frowde. 1901
  4. ^ British surnames
  5. ^ United States Census Bureau (2000). [1]. Retrieved on 2008-07-04.
  6. ^ http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Davies

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