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Origins of the Davenport surname

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About the Davenports

We have a total number of 71979 records for people with the last name Davenport.

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Where do most Davenports live?

In 1921, most Davenports lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Davenports

How common is your surname?

611th most common surname in the UK

We have 62,100 records for the Davenport surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Davenports most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Davenport first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Davenports

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Davenports in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Cotton Winder


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Davenports in 1921


Coal Miner


General Labourer


Farm Hands


Agricultural Labourer


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