David Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

David Name Meaning: From the personal name David, Hebrew for 'beloved'

This surname was common in England & Scotland from 12th century onwards, but found in Wales even earlier. This may be due to the popularity of David as a personal name, after the patron saint of Wales who was probably a monk & bishop from the 6th century.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

David Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the David family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 624
Female Servant 469
Farmer 258
Collier 220
Independent 201
Male Servant 192
Labourer 179
Carpenter 67
Copperman 59
Mason 56
Pauper 52
Shoe Maker 44
Miner 38
Tailor 28
Weaver 24
Publican 23
Smith 23
Blacksmith 22
Sawyer 15
Independant 14
Dress Maker 13
Son 13
Copper Man 12
Butcher 10
Engineer 10

David Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 David 100% 42,796
2 Davied 83% 208

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The surname David is the most popular version of all its varients

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