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Origins Available: English, Scottish


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

Davisson Early Origins



The surname Davisson 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 Davisson were found on both sides of the Scottish-English border. The first estates of the Clan Davisson were at Invernahaven, a small estate in Badenoch, where they were said to be found from the mid 14th century.

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Davisson Spelling Variations


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Davisson 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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Davisson Early History


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Davisson Early History



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

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Davisson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Davisson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Davisson In Ireland


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Davisson In Ireland



Some of the Davisson 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:

Davisson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Davisson, who landed in Maryland in 1637

Davisson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J C Davisson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Davisson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Davisson (post 1700)



  • Samuel Davisson, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 12th District, 1881-84
  • Russell L. Davisson, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1967-70; Defeated, 1970, 1972
  • Mary Hart Davisson (1900-1976), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1941-45, 1949; Member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1960-64
  • Late B. Davisson, American Republican politician, Mayor of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1939-40
  • Burton M. Davisson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Lewis County, 1940
  • Clinton Joseph Davisson (1881-1958), American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Davisson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Davisson 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 11 December 2015 at 13:58.

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