Meaning and Origin of: Dawes
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First name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew : Beloved
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English and Scottish : patronymic from Daw 1.
- German (Däwes) : either a patronymic from a personal name Davo, or a variant spelling of Tewes.
- William Dawes (1745–99) was a prominent citizen of Boston, MA, and rode with Paul Revere to warn colonists of the British invasion in 1775. He is buried in Boston’s King’s Chapel Burying Ground.