Davies/Davis

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Associated Names

Dackins, Dafydd, Dai, Dakin, David, Davidson, Davie, Daviel, Davies, Davin, Davis, Davyn, Daykyn. Dawkins, Dawson, Dawe, Dawes, Deakyn, Daukyn, Dei, Dew, Dewey, Dewi, Dewydd, Dyan, Dyer, Dykins, Dyos

History

A biblical name adopted by early Welsh Christians; also the name of the patron saint of Wales. Dewi (David) March 1st is St David's day celebrated by Welsh people all over the world. The Latin version Davidus led to the Welsh versions Dewydd and Dewi, but Dafydd is more widely used. Thought to be the 3rd most popular surname in Wales and in use throughout the entire English speaking world as Davies and also Davis. The spelling 'Davis' is predominantly found in USA.

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