The Irish surname Davey, also found in England and Scotland, is derived from the personal name Davy, a medieval French vernacular form of the Biblical name David which became common in Ireland and Britain in the Middle Ages. In Scotland the diminutive form of the name most often used is Davie or Davy, while in Ireland and England Davey is more usual. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Davey, which was dated 1198, in the "Records of St. Bartholomew's Hospital." The Name Davey in Ireland is most numerous in counties Antrim, Sligo and Dublin.
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