Davis Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David.

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


Similar surnames: Davids, Davies, David, Lavis, Danis, Davi, Davie, Days, Dabbs, Bavis

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Davis Family Origin

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Davis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    4%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Davis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Davis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Davis family was Servant. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davis.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Davis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Davis in 1940 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Davis

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