See also: davis, Dāvis, daviš, and dávíš

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Davis (countable and uncountable, plural Davises)

  1. A surname
    1. A Welsh and English surname originating as a patronymic, a variant of Davies.
    2. An Irish surname, adopted as an anglicization of Ó Damháin, Ó Daimhín (whence Devine).
    3. An Irish surname, adopted as an anglicization of Mac Dáibhidh (whence McDavid).
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A placename
    1. A community in the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada; named for politician Thomas Osborne Davis.
    2. A locale in the United States.
      1. A city in Yolo County, California; named for agriculturalist Jerome C. Davis.
      2. A village in Rock Run Township, Stephenson County, Illinois; named for founder S. J. Davis.
      3. An unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Missouri.
      4. A census-designated place in Carteret County, North Carolina.
      5. A city in Garvin County and Murray County, Oklahoma; named for early settler Samuel H. Davis.
      6. A small town in Turner County, South Dakota; named for an early settler.
      7. An unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia.
      8. A town in Tucker County, West Virginia; named for senator Henry Gassaway Davis, or his family.
      9. A number of townships, listed under Davis Township.
  4. University of California, Davis.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Davis is the 8th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1,116,357 individuals. Davis is most common among White (62.2%) and Black/African American (31.6%) individuals. [1]

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Borrowed from English Davis.

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Davis ?

  1. a surname from English