What does the name Davies mean?
The surname Davies is a patronymic Welsh name, the second most common name in Wales. The root word of the Davies surname (Dyfed or Dafydd) has been recorded as early as the 1100s, with a number of possible origins. Most often, Davies refers to the 'son of David', but can also refer to those from Dyfed, an area of south-western Wales. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Davies surname is particularly prevalent amongst those of Welsh heritage.
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.