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The Davison surname is a patronymic created from the personal name David.

Davison Early Origins



The surname Davison was first found in Perth, Scotland, where, in 1219, Johnannes filius Davidis, a merchant in Perth, is mentioned. Some accounts suggest that around 1000 AD the Catti (Chattan) Clan, from whom the Davidson Clan descends, broke into two distinct factions, the MacKintosh and the MacPherson clans. The Davidson Clan was part of the MacPherson element, but always considered itself to be the senior clan of the Chattan group. Records from the Ragman Rolls show Adami fiz Dauid of Forfarshire and Johan le fiz David of Berwickshire rendering homage to King Edward I of England in 1296. Bearers of Davison were found on both sides of the Scottish-English border. The first estates of the Clan Davison were at Invernahaven, a small estate in Badenoch, where they were said to be found from the mid 14th century.

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Davison Spelling Variations


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Davison Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Davison, Davidson, Davisint, Davisyn, Debison, Dawysone, Dawyson, Davysone, Davyson, Davitson, Dawysown, Davisoun, Davisend, Davidsone, Davidson, Daveysone, Daveyson, Dauyson, Dawysume, Dauysum and many more.

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Davison Early History


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Davison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davison research. Another 535 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1350, 1500, 1396, 1411, 1408, 1500, 1466, 1670 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Davison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Davison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Davison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davison In Ireland


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Davison In Ireland



Some of the Davison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Davison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Davison, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Christopher Davison, who arrived in Virginia in 1624
  • Tho. Davison, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • Jon Davison, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Nicholas Davison, who landed in New England in 1648
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Davison, who landed in Augusta County, Va in 1740
  • Samuel Davison, who landed in Augusta County, Va in 1740
  • William Davison, who landed in Augusta County, Va in 1740
  • John Davison, who landed in Augusta County, Va in 1740
  • Benjamin Davison, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764

Davison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Davison, who landed in America in 1805
  • James Davison, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Robert Davison, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Pima Davison, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Christ Davison, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John B Davison, who landed in Wisconsin in 1922

Davison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Davison, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Davison, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Jonathan Davison, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Cyprian Davison, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Samuel Davison, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davison Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Davison, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Mary Ann Davison, aged 20, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Joseph Davison, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Solomon Wright Davison, who landed in Canada in 1840

Davison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Anthony Davison, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • William Davison, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Thomas Davison, a carpenter, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Francis Davison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Elizabeth Davison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Constance Davison arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • John Davison arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856
  • Sarah Jane Davison arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Thomas Davison, aged 20, a ploughman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • Rebecca Davison, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Davison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Davison (post 1700)



  • Michael Lynn Davison (1945-2013), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1969 through 1970
  • Brigadier-General Frederick Trubee Davison (1896-1974), American Chief of Special Projects Division, Headquarters of the Army Air Force (1943-1946)
  • Brigadier-General Donald Angus Davison (1892-1944), American Aviation Engineer, North West African Air Force (1943-1944)
  • Peter Davison (1928-2004), American poet, essayist, teacher, lecturer, editor, and publisher
  • Charles S. Davison, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Elmira, New York, 1892
  • C. W. Davison, American politician, Mayor of San Jose, California, 1909
  • Arwilla Davison, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1980
  • Archibald T. Davison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1908
  • A. L. Davison, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1897-1900
  • A. G. Davison, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Morgan County, 1938, 1940
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Davison Historic Events


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Davison Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Daisy May Davison (1882-1914), née Barling Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Dorothy Ada Davison (1912-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. John Davison (1870-1914), English Miner from Murton, Durham, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Henry "Harry" Davison (d. 1912), aged 32, English Third Class passenger from Liverpool, Merseyside who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Davison


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Suggested Readings for the name Davison



  • Davison-Davidson Family Research by Mildred F. Roberts.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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