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ˈdeɪ vɪs; ˈbɛt idavis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Davys, John Davys, Davis, John Davisnoun

    English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)

  2. Davis, Stuart Davisnoun

    United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)

  3. Davis, Miles Davis, Miles Dewey Davis Jr.noun

    United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)

  4. Davis, Jefferson Davisnoun

    American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)

  5. Davis, Dwight Davis, Dwight Filley Davisnoun

    United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)

  6. Davis, Bette Davisnoun

    United States film actress (1908-1989)


  1. Davisnoun

    derived from David; variant of Davies

  2. Davisnoun

    Any of a number of places named after people with the surname, including a city in California

  3. Davisnoun

    A university in Davis, California (University of California, Davis)


  1. davis

    Davis is generally a surname of Welsh origin that translates to "son of David." It can also be a given male name. Additionally, Davis is the name of several places around the world, including a city in California, USA. The name is used in various contexts such as universities (University of California, Davis), businesses, and other organizations.


  1. Davis

    Davis is a city in Yolo County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to estimates published by the US Census Bureau, the city had a total population of 65,622 in 2010, neither of which includes the on-campus population of UC Davis, which was 5,786 people according to the 2010 United States Census while the "total student enrollment" is listed as 32,290 by the UC Davis website. It is the largest city in Yolo County, and the 122nd largest in the state, by population. Davis is known for its liberal politics, for having many bicycles and bike paths, and for the campus of the University of California, Davis. In 2006, Davis was ranked as the second most educated city in the US by CNN Money Magazine, after Arlington, Virginia.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DAVIS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Davis is ranked #8 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Davis surname appeared 1,116,357 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 378 would have the surname Davis.

    62.2% or 694,374 total occurrences were White.
    31.6% or 352,769 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 27,351 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 27,239 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 9,154 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 5,470 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Davis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Davis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Davis in a Sentence

  1. Edward Solan:

    Illinois Rep. Danny Davis is older than I am. I knew when Oak Park was time to retire, and I think Oak Park's time Illinois Rep. Danny Davis does, not that I have any great disagreement with Illinois Rep. Danny Davis record, but it's time to move on.

  2. Ben Crump:

    Davis and her family are very grateful to all of those who donated to her to be able to arrange for travel, by the time Ms. Davis has the procedure she needs next week, she would have carried this unsustainable pregnancy for an additional month and a half.

  3. Rory McIlroy:

    What's Mike Davis' handicap ?

  4. Darren Clarke:

    This Ryder Cup will be played in the manner in which Davis Love III and I respect each other. We've been friends for such a long time ; I hold Davis in the highest regard... probably one of the best gentlemen in our sport, the Solheim Cup was The Solheim Cup. What Suzann did was correct in The Rules of Golf, but in the spirit of the game, it was wrong. And she admitted that on Monday with hindsight. Hindsight is always a wonderful thing.

  5. Elizabeth Karlsen:

    The collaboration with the BFI, who have a clear mandate to promote gender equality and the Geena Davis Institute ... provides a much needed platform from which to incite change.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    A aculeate
    B arbitrary
    C adscripted
    D unsealed

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