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Davis Family History

Davis Name Meaning
Southern English: patronymic from David.

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

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Name Distribution of Davis Families

  • Number of Davis families
     4,604 - 9,206
     1,535 - 4,603
     1 - 1,534
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Davis families
     7,238 - 14,474
     2,413 - 7,237
     1 - 2,412
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Davis families
     208 - 414
     70 - 207
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Davis Family Origin

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Davis Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Davis

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Davis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Davis Civil War Service Records

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Confederate
12,073
Union
15,646

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