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Davidson Family History

Davidson Name Meaning
Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David.

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

4,106,843 Historical Documents with Davidson on Ancestry.com
952,057 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
129,579 Military Records
137,419 Immigration Records
863,062 Census and Voter Lists
2,024,726 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Davidson Families

  • Number of Davidson families
     614 - 1,225
     205 - 613
     1 - 204
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Davidson families
     925 - 1,847
     309 - 924
     1 - 308
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Davidson families
     1,669 - 3,335
     557 - 1,668
     1 - 556
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Davidson Family Origin

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Davidson Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Davidson

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Davidson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Davidson Civil War Service Records

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