|Meaning||"Son of David"|
|Region of origin||Ireland|
|Related names||Davies, David, Davison|
Davis is a patronymic surname originating in Ireland that means 'son of St. David '. It is the 52nd most common surname in the United Kingdom. According to the 2000 United States Census survey, 'Davis' was the 7th most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.48% of the population, preceding Garcia and following Miller in frequency. It is also recorded in the spellings of Davies, Davie, Dafis, Dafys and several others.
This surname is also found in Ireland
- British surname – origin
- 1990 Census Name Files
- A dictionary ofmlife Irish surnames: with special American instances. ; Bardsley, Charles Wareing Endell,. London. H. Frowde. 1901
- British surnames
- United States Census Bureau (2000). . Retrieved on 2008-07-04.