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The surname Davey is from the unique Celtic culture that developed in Wales. This particular surname is from the personal name David, which means darling or friend. This name was common in England and Scotland from the 12th century onward, but was particularly popular in Wales even earlier. One of the most famous bearers of this personal name in Wales was David ap Gryffydd, the last Prince of North Wales, who was executed c. 1276 by King Edward I of England.

Davey Early Origins



The surname Davey was first found in Cornwall, although they are thought to have been in Wales from very ancient times; long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Davey Spelling Variations


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Davey Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Davey name over the years has been spelled Davy, Davey, Davie, Daivey, Daivy, Daivie, Dayvy, Dayvie, Dayvey, Devy, Devie and many more.

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Davey Early History


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Davey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davey research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1621, 1622, 1846, 1588, 1654, 1621, 1622, 1629, 1630, 1612, 1678, 1661, 1670, 1671, 1660, 1692, 1679, 1685, 1662, 1707, 1640, 1710 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Davey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Davey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir John Davie, 1st Baronet (1588-1654), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622, High Sheriff of Devon from 1629 to 1630; Sir John Davie, 2nd Baronet (1612-1678), an English politician who sat...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Davey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davey In Ireland


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Davey In Ireland



Some of the Davey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Davey:

Davey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Davey, who landed in Virginia in 1639

Davey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Davey, who arrived in America in 1765

Davey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Teghe Davey, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Tighe Davey, aged 18, landed in New York in 1812
  • Cornelius Davey, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • James Davey, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • John Davey, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Benjamin Davey U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 187 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Michael Davey U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Henry Davey U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1789 listed as Royal Rangers New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Davey U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1789 listed as Royal Rangers New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Peter Davey U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1790 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Davey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Davey, aged 20, landed in Canada in 1812

Davey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Davey, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • John Davey, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • James Davey, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Ann Davey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • George Davey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Davey landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • Leyson Henry Davey landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • Emma Davey, aged 14, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • William Davey, aged 37, a plasterer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Davey, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Davey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Davey (post 1700)



  • Sir David Herbert Penry- Davey (1942-2015), British High Court judge
  • Richard Innes Davey (1938-2013), Australian actor, director and writer
  • Keith Douglas Davey OC (1926-2011), Canadian politician and senator
  • Richard Davey (1799-1884), English MP from Cornwall, JP and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Cornwall
  • Kyle Davey, Australian award-winning ballet dancer, TV personality, and occasional model
  • Edward Jonathan "Ed" Davey (b. 1965), British politician, MP for Surbiton
  • Alwyn Davey (b. 1984), Australian rules footballer
  • Aaron Davey (b. 1983), Australian rules footballer

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Davey Historic Events


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Davey Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Stanley Davey (1901-1941), Australian Petty Officer Cook from Boronia, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Reginald J Davey (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick G Davey (b. 1901), English Leading Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Camberwell, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William R Davey, British Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William D Davey, British Leading Stoker from Liverpool, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Albert Davey, British Petty Office Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Albert Davey, British Chief Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Davey, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Bertram R Davey, British Electrical Artificer 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  5. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  6. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
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The Davey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Davey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 25 August 2016 at 10:48.

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