Davenport Family History
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Davenport Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’. Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Davern, Devenport, Newport, Allport, Dover, Lavender, Danforth