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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Beloved

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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