Davies Family History

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Davies Name Meaning

Welsh and English: patronymic from the personal name Davy (Welsh Dafydd, Dewi), a pet form of David.

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

Similar surnames: Davie, Davids, Davis, Danis, Davino, David, Maves, Davi, Dawes

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Davies Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Davies name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Davies. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Davies Family Origin

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Davies Family Occupations

What did your Davies ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Davies occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Davies's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davies. A less common occupation for the Davies family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • School

  • Servant


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

Davies Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Davies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davies 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 347,000 immigration records available for the last name Davies. 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 Card

There are 154,000 military records available for the last name Davies. For the veterans among your Davies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Davies Life Expectancy

What is the average Davies lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Davies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Davies in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Davies 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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