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Davis family surnames included in our book
"DAVIS DIRECTORY OF PENNSYLVANIA"
The surname of Davis originated from David, with two possible roots;
the Welsh patron St. David and much further back, the ancient tribe of
David. The ancient Hebrew name of David translated is
"beloved" or "loved by God"; certainly, to Davis
researchers, he must have loved us very much as there are so many of us.
Interestingly enough, the Christian name scarcely appeared in England,
before the Norman conquest. According to Sir John Bernard Burke's
"General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales" the
numbers of David based surnames entitled to coats of arms are: Davey -
?; David - 9; Davidge - 1; Davidson - 8; Davie - 5; Davies - 28 (with
variations under some); Davis - 27 (with variations); Davison - 5; Davy
- 14; Davye - 2; and Davys - 4 (with variations).
Those hearty Davis immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania brought
with them the professions, trades and skills they had practiced in their
old countries. Some of the earliest occupations were farmers or yeoman
(as you will commonly see in wills), physicians, weavers, tailors,
politicians [Thomas Davis, constable/sheriff - Chester Co, PA 1722],
papermakers [Garret Dewees of Krefield] and ministers (too many to
The following list includes the Davis and spouse's name with a year
to indicate a birth (b or a), marriage (m), death (d), or resided (r) in
Pennsylvania. Persons mentioned in wills have a year with a (w) after
it. Also in the year field a (g) would represent granted land, (i)
immigrated, (t) tax list and (c) census list.
After 21 years of research...
"The Davis Directory of Pennsylvania"
....contains MORE than 10,000 individual Davis entries, 7,000
individual surname entries, all Pennsylvania DAVIS Revolutionary War
Hezekiah Davies full list of more than 500 officers who were
imprisoned on Long Island, Philadelphia burial records, War of 1812
pension applications, wills and other court records of early counties.
The unique index alone is invaluable and makes searching for your Davis
a pleasure. A calendar of dates in Pennsylvania history to aid in
studying family movements both within the Commonwealth and to other
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