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Davidson Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’. Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David.

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


Similar surnames: Davidsen, Davisson, Davison, David, Davids, Arvidson, Davidoff

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Davidson Family Origin

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Davidson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • School

    5%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davidson. A less common occupation for the Davidson family was Labourer. The most common Davidson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Davidson's were Farmers.

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Davidson Life Expectancy

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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