Tour Scotland Video John Davidson Gravestone Newtonmore Highlands
Tour Scotland video of the John Davidson gravestone in the cemetery on ancestry visit to Newtonmore in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highlands, Scotland. This interesting Anglo Scottish surname is a patronymic from the male Hebrew given name David. This crusader name meaning beloved of god was borne by the greatest of the early Kings of Israel, which led to its popularity first among Jews and later among the Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. St. David, the 6th Century Bishop of Menevia, became patron saint of Wales, and the name was borne by two Kings of Scotland, David 1st, who reigned from 1124 to 1153, and David 11, who reigned from 1329 to 1371. In the modern idiom the surname has numerous variant spellings including Davison, Davson, Davisson, and Davids. William Davidson, one of the early settlers in the New World, was granted a special licence to " dig for all mines of gold and other metals in Jamaica, for two years " in March 1674, by King Charles of England.
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