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Davenport Family History

Davenport Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Davenport Families

  • Number of Davenport families
     282 - 562
     95 - 281
     1 - 94
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Davenport families
     1,138 - 2,273
     380 - 1,137
     1 - 379
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Davenport families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Davenport Family Origin

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Davenport Immigration Information

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Davenport Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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