Davenport Surname Origin
Derived from the town of Davenport, in Cheshire, England, so called from the river Dan or Daven (which name signifies a river), and port, a haven or harbor.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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