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The surname Davie 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.

Davie Early Origins



The surname Davie 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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Davie Spelling Variations


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Davie Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Davie has occasionally been spelled Davy, Davey, Davie, Daivey, Daivy, Daivie, Dayvy, Dayvie, Dayvey, Devy, Devie and many more.

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Davie Early History


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Davie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davie 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 Davie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Davie 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 Davie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davie In Ireland


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Davie In Ireland



Some of the Davie 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



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Davie:

Davie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Davie settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Morrice Davie, aged 24, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Tho Davie, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • John Davie was also created a freeman of Boston in 1636
  • Phillip Davie settled in Massachusetts in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Davie, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Joseph Davie, who arrived in Virginia in 1718
  • James Davie, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Margaret Davie, who landed in New York in 1775

Davie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Teghe Davie, aged 18, landed in New York in 1812
  • Tighe Davie, aged 18, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Duncan Davie, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • John B Davie, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Davie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Davie, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland

Davie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Davie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Agnes Davie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Andrew Davie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Agnes Davie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Janet Davie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Davie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Davie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jura" in 1861
  • William Davie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Talbot" in 1864
  • William Davie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glendevon" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Davie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Davie (post 1700)



  • Robert Edwin "Bob" Davie Jr. (b. 1954), American head coach for the University of New Mexico Lobos
  • William Richardson Davie (1756-1820), English-born, American military officer and politician, the 10th Governor of North Carolina (1798 to 1799), one of the founders of the University of North Carolina, one of the Founding Father of the United States
  • Victor Davie, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1956
  • Robert Davie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2008
  • May Preston Davie (1895-1975), American Republican politician, Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1960
  • John L. Davie, American politician, Representative from California 6th District, 1924
  • John L. Davie (1850-1934), American politician, Mayor of Oakland, California, 1895-97, 1915-31
  • James B. Davie, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1912
  • Henry Davie, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1891
  • Charles C. Davie, American politician, Mayor of Concord, New Hampshire, 1962
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Other References

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  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Davie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Davie 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 12 March 2016 at 10:24.

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