Last name: Davis
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On a cross-country flight with a couple of chaps from England, I was informed for the first time that my name was of Welsh origin. That's when the folklore of my family started to make sense.
What country was the first to use the surname of Davis. The information you gave is great. I have a great niece who is working on the family tree for Davis. She says she can go back as far as William Wallace and Longshank. Can anyone agree or dissagree with that information. She is gathering information and then she will put it into a porfolio. I would like to know how I can piece together to take the Davis name back as far as I can. So far I have Davis's going back to the 1600's.
My name is also davis of jamaican parentage. Ancestor's are from scotland.i would like to trace my family.
Hilary Adaline Davis
Hi, my name is Hilary. I'm 15 yrs old, and my dad left me when i was really little. So using this website helped me find the deffinition of the name he left me with, thanks, guys. You were really helpful.
Hi, My last name is Davis of course -I would love to know more about the origins of my last name in America-I'm Black/ African American
I would love to know who was the very 1st Davis recorded in history. I am considered African-American but I've met people of different cultures with the same last name. So I want to know where it all started.
The thing about names is that in many cases your last name does not mean you have blood ties to the original family. In the case of Davis's.... they were of noble lineage and so they owned lands. On these lands they would have contained Serf's. These serf's would have adopted the Davis last name because they were in service to the Davis's and so considered part of their property. The same goes to the African-American/Jamaican side. During slavery, slaves where given the last name of their Masters for ownership identification purposes. So many Davis's are not actually Davis's at all. It all depends on your link to the original family. Just a little insight.
I know my Grandparents are Dutch or from the Netherlands. From what I have learned, The Dutch followed Portugal and Spain in establishing an overseas colonial empire starting in the 15th century. They colonized all over the Globe like South Africa, India, Caribbean, Australia, South America ect.
I'm primarily Norman-Irish, Welsh, and German, with direct ties to the Slane family, as well. So lots of viking blood. Anybody else?
My grandfathers great great great grandfather was Moses Davis his son was a convict Lewis Davis started our family line