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Davenports - Ireland to America - 1600s

Davenports - Ireland to America - 1600s

Posted: 1070511116000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1091414325000
Surnames: Davenport
One of the Davenport lines in America originated with Davis Davenport born about 1660 in Virginia. Parents unknown. Davis is believed to have six children - Martin, Thomas, Ann, John, Richard, and Elias. One of the theories is that this line came from Ireland. No proof found yet.
I am the administrator of the Davenport Surname DNA Project. One of our goals is to obtain DNA samples from Davenports around the world to see how we are related. We are trying to get participants in Ireland to see how they compare to our Davis Davenport and other Davenport lines. If you are a Davenport or know a Davenport you can find more information at or contact me directly at
Thank you
Bill Davenport

Re: Davenports - Ireland to America - 1600s

Posted: 1370662185000
Classification: Query
My grandfather was a Davenport who said his family was from Ireland...his mother was a Lawson from Scotland. I don't have any documentation for those facts just his say so. They lived in Tennessee until they died but they were from Elijay, GA.
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