|Meaning||"Son of David"|
|Region of origin||England, Wales|
|Related names||Davies, David, Davison|
Davis is a patronymic surname originating in England, that means 'son of 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.
See also 
- British surname – origin
- 1990 Census Name Files
- A dictionary of English and Welsh 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.