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Davids Surname Meaning

Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . English (Middlesex): from the Welsh patronymic ‘Dafydd's (son)’ (Welsh Dafydd is a later form of the name David ); see Davies .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Davies, David, Davidson, Davis, Danis, Davide, Davie, Davidsen

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Where is the Davids family from?

You can see how Davids families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Davids family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Davids families were found in USA in 1880, and United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 60 Davids families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Davids's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Davids families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Davids surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Davids ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Davids. 36% of Davids men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Merchant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Davids. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Davids. For the veterans among your Davids ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Davids lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Davids life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Davids in 1954 was 75, and 75 in 2004.

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