Davids is a is an unusual patronymic surname and a variant of Davidis. The name is mostly found in Great Britain and in the Netherlands. Davids is derived from the hebrew word for "beloved".
The name was popularised by the story of King David, who is regarded as the greatest of the early kings of Israel and founder of the Davidic line.
The surname first migrated to England after the Norman conquest of 1066. The surname was first found in Sussex where bearers of the name were Lords of the manor of Peasmarsh in that shire, and were descendend from Robert, count of Eu, in Normandy.
The name may refer to:
- Aäron Davids, chief rabbi of Rotterdam
- Edgar Davids, Dutch footballer
- Fadlu Davids, South African soccer striker
- Faiek Davids was a South African first class cricketer in the 1980s
- Hendrik Jan Davids, Dutch tennis player
- Henry Davids, South African cricketer
- Henry Davids (fencer)
- Lance Davids, South African footballer
- Lorenzo Davids, Dutch footballer
- Neil Davids, English footballer
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