McBride - Bumpus Genealogy

                                           D A U G H E R T Y
Irish: variant spelling of Doherty.
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic 'O Doch artaigh 'decendant of Dochartach', a byname from do + cartach 'not loving'.  The family were chieftains in Donegal.

                                                        D A V I D S O N

Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David.

As a Jewish name, the last element from German Sohn ‘son’. American spelling of Norwegian

and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David.


The son of David - See
Hebrew Beloved, dear; the s added, beibg a contraction of son

                                               D A V I S O N
Northern English: potographic from David.
Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, English, French, Portuguse, german, Czech, Slovak (D'avid) and Slovenian: from the Hebrew personal name David 'beloved'.
Popularity in Russia largely due to the fact this was the ecclesiastical name adopted by St. Gleb (died 1015), one of two sons of Prince Vladimir of Kiev who were martyred for their Christian zeal.

                                              D E N N I S O N
English: patronymic from the personal name Dennis.
A corruption of the Greek name Dionysius, which is derived from divine, and mind.  Dinas, Welsh, a fort, a stronghold.

                                                             D E L I N G Y

​L I G N Y  -  (closest spelling to this surname )  Ligny et Barrois, Meuse, France

​The Ligny family originally lived in the parish of Lingen in the county of Herefordshire. The surname Ligny belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

                ​Ligny  History  -

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​                                                       D I L L
German: metonymic occupational name for a sawyer, from Middle High German dill(e) 'floor board'.
English: grower or seller of dill, an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb, Old English dile, dyle.
nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull 'dull', 'foolish'.
from an Old English personal name Dylli or Dylla.
Possibly a reduced form of Scottish McDill.

                                                              D O M E R

German: of uncertain derivation. It may be an occupational name for a judge, Middle Low German domer, an agent derivative of domen ‘to judge or pass sentence’. Alternatively it could a nickname for a self-indulgent person, Middle Low German domer.  -  also ' Dommer '

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Locality.  A town in Worcestershire, England, so called from the old English Dode-ley, the place of the dead, a burying ground.  Dodelig, in the Danish, signifies pale, death-like, mortal; so also the Dutch Doodelijk, and German Todlich.  Duv-da-lethe, in the Gaelic and Celtic, which has been corrupted to Dudley, has the same signification.

                                                        D U F F
In the Gaelic, signifies black, but in the Cornish British and Welsh, a captain.

                                                      D U N (N)
Locality.  from the parish of Dun, Forfarshire, Scotland, derived from the Gaelic Dun, a hill or rising ground, a fort or castle.

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English: habitational name from Durham, a city in northeastern England, named from Old English dun ‘hill’ (see Down 1) + Old Norse holmr ‘island’.

  Anatomy  of  the  " D " Surnames

Origin - Meanings of Surnames beginning with " D "