Daw Family History
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Daw Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from a pet form of David. English: nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English dawe, a bird noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, any of which characteristics could readily have given rise to a nickname. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be composed of the elements deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’; some such association seems to lie behind its Anglicization as Goodwin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Day, Haw, Maw, Bow, Gaw, Law, Raw, Dow, Yaw, Say