The surname ‘Davies’ originates from England, and Scotland. It is a patronymic of the name ‘David’, of Hebrew origin from the male given name ‘David’, signifying ‘beloved’. The name has been popular amongst the Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Portuguese, Czechs and Israelis. It has however been perennially popular amongst Jews, in honour of the biblical king so named, the greatest of the early kings of Israel. Within the Bible the name is given to no one except the great king of Israel. His prominence, and the vivid narrative of his life contained in the first book of Samuel, led to the adoption of his name on a limited scale amongst Christians throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. The friendship of David and Jonathon (Sam.18:1-4) was proverbial, adding significance to the name. Its popularity within England is due to it being the name of the patron saint of Wales and that it was borne by two kings of Scotland (David 1, reigned 1124-53, and David 2, 1329-71). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Davies’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the t… Coat of arms: Argent, a dragon’s he…
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