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What does the name Davies mean?

Davies derives from the Hebrew boy's name David meaning 'beloved'. David is the Patron Saint of Wales, which accounts for the popularity of the surname Davies in South Wales. Famous people named Davies include actress Bette Davies, lead singer of The Kinks, Ray Davies, and the model at the centre of the 1963 Profumo affair, Mandy Rice-Davies.

The earliest occurrence of the Davies surname in our family history documents is from 1392, and we currently have 4,732,035 records where Davies appears.

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