HISTORY OF THE DAVIDGE NAME (Source www.surnamedb.com)
This unusual and
interesting name is a dialectal diminutive form of the Hebrew male given name
David, meaning 'The beloved one'. Since the very dawn of history, David has
been perennially popular in honour of the biblical
King David, the greatest known King of Israel, whose deeds thrilled the ancient
peoples. The name was adopted by Christians throughout Europe during the Middle
Ages, and specifically resulting from the Crusades to the
There are many modern
spellings deriving from the medieval pet forms of Daui
and Davy. These include the diminutives Davitt, Davydge,
Davidge and the West Country Daveridge.
Examples of recordings are Thomas Davit in the 1275 Hundred Rolls of Norfolk,
Richard Davydge in the 1591 state papers for
The first recorded
spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Dauy,
which was dated 1198, The register of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London,
during the reign of King Richard I, known as 'The Lionheart' 1189 - 1199.
Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In
Our Davidge family including Ashley & Pickford
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg SARAH ANN 2 DAVIDGE ~ see 2.
1.~ ~ ~ WILLIAM DAVIDGE was baptized on 30 August 1800 in Orchardleigh,
> Refer to the ASHLEY family for more information about the family of Ann.
William and Ann are recorded on the 1841 Census as
living in Buckland, Denham,
Children of WILLIAM DAVIDGE and ANN ASHLEY included:
JACOB DAVIDGE, baptized between March and June 1827 in
MARY ANN DAVIDGE, born 1829. Mary Ann married WILLIAM
PICKFORD on 23 August 1841 in Frome,
SARAH ANN 2 DAVIDGE, born 1832.
JOHN DAVIDGE, baptized 22 September 1833 in Laverton,
JANE DAVIDGE, born about 1837 in Buckland,
CHARLES, born about 18443 in Buckland,
William died in 1878 aged 77 years in Frome,
2. ~ ~ ~ SARAH ANN DAVIDGE (WILLIAM) was born in
Sarah married JOB PICKFORD at Frome holy
Census entries for SARAH ANN DAVIDGE:
1:1841, Buckland, Denham,
Sarah died in 1891.
> Refer to the PICKFORD family for more information about the families of Job and also for information about the children of Sarah and Job.
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