Davenport Family History
Davenport Name Meaning
English (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022u ‘to drop to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’. Irish: in Tipperary this is an 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