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Origins of the Davis surname

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About the Davises

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Where do most Davises live?

In 1921, most Davises lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Davises

How common is your surname?

38th most common surname in the UK

We have 653,000 records for the Davis surname. The oldest one dates back to 1531.

Who were Davises most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Davis first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Davises

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

Common Female occupations for Davises in 1921




Domestic Servant


House Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Davises in 1921
Coal Miner


Farm Hands


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




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