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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Typical jobs for Davieses
Hard-working people, the Davieses. 9070 worked in farming, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Davieses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Davies in Glamorganshire.
Davieses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Davieses were angels, apparently. We found 2993 in criminal records.
Davieses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 9864 Davieses served in the First World War.