History of your Surname
Get access to Davies family records.Start a free trial

Davies Family History

Davies Name Meaning

Welsh and English: variant of Davis a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).

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


Similar surnames: Davie, Davids, Davis, Danis, Davino, David, Maves, Davi, Dawes

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Davies family from?

You can see how Davies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Davies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Davies families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 38,076 Davies families living in Glamorgan. This was about 24% of all the recorded Davies's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Davies families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Davies surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Davies ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Davies. 5% of Davies men worked as a General Labourer and 62% of Davies women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Davies were Coal Hewer and Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Davies | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Colliery Hewer
    3%
  • Coal Hewer
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    62%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Household Duties
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Davies family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Davies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Davies census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Davies

Passenger Lists

There are 347,000 immigration records available for the last name Davies. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Davies immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 154,000 military records available for the last name Davies. For the veterans among your Davies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Davies military records

You've only scratched the surface of Davies family history

Discover More

What is the average Davies lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Davies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Davies in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Davies

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Davies family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial