Skip to content
  • Start your family tree

Origins of the Davenport surname

A collage of historical images including two family portraits and a postcard of people boarding a ship

About the Davenports

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

Find out more about your family in our records

or try an advanced search

I’ve managed to trace back to the mid-1500s! I can’t believe it! Utterly engrossing and I have uncovered some quite moving and heartbreaking stories attached to various ancestors. You don’t need any qualifications to start - just time patience, and some information.

SS
Stuart
TrustPilot review
1 of 3

Start your family tree

Trace your family back in time. Make new discoveries and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Davenports.

Sign up to get started

Delve deeper into the Davenport family's history

Where do most Davenports live?

In 1921, most Davenports lived in London.


Census records trace your ancestors through each generation, so you can follow where your relatives lived through each decade.

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?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Davenports.

What are the most common Davenport first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Davenport family members

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

333

Dressmaker

216

Cotton Winder

117

Domestic Servant

116

Housekeeper

106

Common Male occupations for Davenports in 1921
Farmer

221

Coal Miner

215

General Labourer

174

Farm Hands

158

Agricultural Labourer

137

An image of a census transcript and a picture of a dairy farmer holding two milk jugs

Census records provide incredible detail on names, ages, marital statuses, occupations and more.

We found over 100,000 family trees with the Davenport surname

Trace your family back in time and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Davenports.

Search for a relative in our family trees

Share your discoveries

Start your family history journey

Start free trial

Start free trial