Davison Family History

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Davison Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from David.

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

Similar surnames: Davisson, Davidson, Davis, Watson, Harrison, Denison, Davidsen

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Davison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Davison name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Davison. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Davison Family Origin

Where is the Davison family from?

Davison Family Occupations

What did your Davison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davison. A less common occupation for the Davison family was Farming. The most common Davison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Davison's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Davison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Davison Historical Records

What Davison family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 328,000 census records available for the last name Davison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Davison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Davison. For the veterans among your Davison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Davison Life Expectancy

What is the average Davison lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Davison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Davison in 1941 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Davison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Davison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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