Davis Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David.

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


Similar surnames: Davids, Davies, David, Lavis, Danis, Davi, Davie, Days, Dabbs, Bavis

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Davis Family Origin

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Davis Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Davis. A less common occupation for the Davis family was Farmer. The most common Davis occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Davis's were Coal Miners.

Source: Census data for Davis | Data not to scale

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Davis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Davis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Davis in 1940 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Davis

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