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RayRob
Oct 6th, 2004, 12:21 AM
Hi,

I was searching on the internet for something completely un-lindsay related.....I was actually looking for song words for an old ad about Davenports Beer and came across this, thought you might be interested since Lindsay gets a mention.
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Davenport Family Crest

Origin Displayed: English


Spelling variations include: Davenport, Davenporte, Donarty and others.

First found in Cheshire where they were descended from Ormus de Davenport of Davenport Hall Farm (Domesday Book - 1086 A.D. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Davenport who settled in New Haven, Conn. in 1630; he was first minister there, and an ex Mayor of Coventry, England. Descended from him was William Bales Davenport of Brooklyn. Richard Davenport of Salem, who settled there in 1632. Elizabeth Davenport settled in Boston Mass. in 1637.

(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)

Motto Translated: Fear God.

Suggested Readings for the name Davenport
"The Davenport Genealogy" History and Genealogy of the Ancestors and Descendants of the Rev. John Davenport, Founder of New Haven, Connecticut, and of Yale College" by Robert Ralsey Davenport, "The Genealogical and Biographical Records of Hewitt Davenport 1608-1951" by Howard A. Loveless.

Some noteworthy people of the name Davenport


Lindsay Davenport American tennis player

(to see the family crest go to: http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.familycrest_details/s.Davenport/Davenport_family_Crest/Davenport_coat_of_arms/qx/Davenport.htm)

Jan
Oct 6th, 2004, 08:35 AM
I know of a Davenport family in Herefordshire. They are big landowners and I once rented a house from them on the estate. He was a Major Davenport and very good looking. I can't remember his chistian name though. I don't know why I have not thought of this before.

Thanks Rache for this thread :wavey:

foreva lindsay
Oct 6th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Theres a davenport road near where i live...i'm so tempted to go and lived there when i'm older :lol:

Kelly
Oct 6th, 2004, 05:20 PM
this is freaky..where i work one of our regular customers is called L.A.Davenport.....lol..i dont know what her first name is but it cracks me when she comes in. also there is a small town called davenport...its near stockport

RayRob
Oct 6th, 2004, 11:30 PM
Theres a davenport road near where i live...i'm so tempted to go and lived there when i'm older :lol:
LOL, there is a Davenport Street near to where I live too - I've been very temped to stick some masking tape above the word "Davenport" and write Lindsay so it would become "Lindsay Davenport Street" - my dad has offered to get the sign for me if ever see it has fallen off ;)

In fact, I've been tempted to 'tamper' with many local road signs and turn them into Tennis player names and the phenominon might appear in the newspaper. For example, just round the corner from where I live is a "Venus Road" LOL, it would be even funnier if we all started to do it. Perhaps it would make national news.:scratch: We should do it during Wimbledon ;):p

this is freaky..where i work one of our regular customers is called L.A.Davenport.....lol..i dont know what her first name is but it cracks me when she comes in.
LOL, Kelly - you should make a joke next time she comes in - "you're not thee L.A. Davenport are you!?.....I'm a big fan of yours!"....although it could well freak her out a little! ;)

-Rachel

Kelly
Oct 7th, 2004, 11:23 AM
as tennis is not very popular in this area...ahe probally wont have a clue who im on about. i'll have to stand on a box in the town centre with a copy of ace and do some preeching...lol

Jan
Oct 9th, 2004, 10:11 PM
LOL at Kelly and Rayrob. You should go live there Kelly and Rache please change the sign to Lindsay Davenport Road.