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Davidson Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’. Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Davidsen, Davisson, Davison, David, Davids, Arvidson, Davidoff

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Davidson Family Origin

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Davidson Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Davidson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Davidson's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davidson. A less common occupation for the Davidson family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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Davidson Historical Records

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Davidson Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Davidson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Davidson in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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