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Davenport Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’. Irish (County Tipperary): 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


Similar surnames: Davern, Devenport, Newport, Allport, Dover, Lavender, Danforth

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Davenport Family Origin

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Davenport Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Boiler Maker

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    4%
  • Buj...

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Davenport family was Buj.... The most common Davenport occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Davenport's were Farmers. Farmer, Boiler Maker and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davenport.

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Davenport Life Expectancy

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