Davidson Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Davidson Name Meaning: From the personal name David, Hebrew for 'beloved', also a patronymic name meaning 'son of David'.

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

Davidson Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Davidson family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 157
Female Servant 152
Independent 113
Male Servant 51
Labourer 47
Farmer 42
Coal Miner 39
Cotton Weaver 32
Shoe Maker 28
Weaver 26
Gardener 24
Clerk 19
Tailor 19
Dress Maker 16
Mason 16
Blacksmith 15
Joiner 14
Lead Miner 14
Pauper 14
Soldier 14
Independant 13
Fisherman 12
Mariner 11
Shipwright 10
Lab 9

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