The Davenport name can be traced back to Orme De Dauneporte, who was alive about 1086 AD.  His descendants acquired the hereditary role of Magistrate Sergeants of the Forest of Macclesfield, of the county Cheshire, with local legal powers to prosecute and punish criminals. Over the centuries Orme's descendants have multiplied and established many Davenport "Manors" throughout Cheshire, including Wheltrough, Bramhall, and Capesthorne.  In the early 1600's, some of those descendents made their way to North America, primarily Boston, and thereby became the founders of at least four American Davenport lines.


 Links

Listed below are some of websites dedicated to the English Davenports.  If you know of additional websites that might fit this same criteria - please contact the administrator at info "at" davenportdna.com

Bromley Davenport Muniments - Repository John Rylands University Library of Manchester http://www.genesis.ac.uk/archive.jsp?typeofsearch=i&term=notimpl&highlight=1&pk=667
Capesthorne Hall  http://www.capesthorne.com/

Stirnet Genealogy - British Families - Medieval, Renaissance, & Modern

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/dd/davenport01.htm

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/dd/davenport02.htm

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/dd/davenport03.htm

Visitations of Cheshire - 1580, 1613 - Family History Society of Cheshire http://fhsc.org.uk/visitations/
Davenport of Lower Withington, Cheshire, England - Ian Davenport http://www.davenportheritage.com/
A good place to expand your research is the Davenport Archives website. It contains hundreds of Davenport related documents, photos, trees and includes lists of researchers and their interests.

http://DavenportArchives.com

 


English Branches

Relationship Tree - How the participants are related.

The following are the known male branches of the Albemarle line. For our purposes a branch would begin with the sons of the 1st generation. If there was only one son then we would start with the sons in the 2nd generation and so on. We would like to test at lease one individual from each branch. The red highlighted entries are branches for which we have test participants. Of course we will accept any Davenport participants but especially need the non-highlighted branches.

If there are additional branches not listed or other changes need to be made - contact info "at" davenportdna.com

1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation Notes Kit #
         
           
           
           

 


 Y-DNA Test Results

The main English Davenport line belongs to Haplogroup R-S1480
Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results

These are the Y-DNA results to-date of the participants that currently reside in England or claim recent descent from the Country. It also includes the modal for each of the four American lines that match this group. Click on the Kit # to view more information about the individual Davenport linage.  The sequence of results (rows) is based on how closely the individual matches the others - above and below him. So the participant at the top has a closer match to the individual directly below him, than someone farther down the chart. Newer results have a purple block to the left of the kit number. The Modal Haplotype is what we believe the Y-DNA of the original Davenport - Orme -  looked like based on current results.  Since four American lines match this group - their modals are included for comparison. Red and blue cells show where an individual varies from the modal. Red indicates movement upward, while blue downward. Combined pink cells represent "connected" markers where the actual difference is counted as one.

 

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Locus  393390394391385385426388439389392389458459459455454447437448449464464464464460GATAYCAYCA456607576570CDYCDY442438531578395395590537641472406511425413413557594436490534450444484520446617568487572640492565710485632495540714716717505556549589552494533636575638462452445YGATA463441YGGA525712593650532715504513561552726635587643497510434461435DYF 371x   DYF 385 DYF 397   DYF 401 DYF 408   DYF 411 DYS 413 DYS 464X   DYS 725   Locus
Kit #    /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                                         AT                                               Kit #
Modal67All132415101114121212131329188101111251519291515171811111923151520163537121211915168101081010122323161012121581222201312111311111212361591612262619121013111091212101111301213221310102115191326171215241223181013189121110c12t13c14c10111114141515 1881888151111232315c15c17c18g31313132Modal
Thomas23132415101114121212131329188101111251519291515171811111923151520173537121211915168101081010122323161012121581222201312111311111212361591612262619121013111091212101111301213221310102015191325171215241223181013189121110c12t13c14c10111114141515181881888151111232315c15c17c18g31313132Thomas
Richard4613241510111412121213132918810111125151928151517181111192315152017353711121191516810108101012232316101212158122220131211131111121236                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515171881888151111232315c15c17c18g31313132Richard
182085  1324151011141212121313291781011112515192915151718111119231515201636361212                              36                                                       188188814            182085
372445813241510111412121213132917810101125151929151517181111192315152016363612121191516810108101012232316101212158122220131211131111121236.2                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515181881888151111232315c15c17c18g3131313237244
8305361324151011141212121313291781011112515192915151517111119231515191636371212                              36                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515181881888151111232315c15c17c17g313131328305
293923613241510111412121213132917810111125151929151515171111192315151916363712121191516810108101012232316101212158122220131211131111121236                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515181881888151111232315c15c17c17g3131313229392
358979  1324151011141212111313291881011112515192915151718111119231515201635371212                                                                                                      358979
182084  1324141011141212111313291881011112515192915151718111119231615201635371212                              36                                                       188188815            182084
289278  132415101114121211131329188101111251519291515171811111923161520153537121211915168101081010122323161012121581222201312111311111212                                                                        289278
197901413241510111412121113132918810111125151929151517181111192315151916353712121191516810108101012232317101212158122220131211131111121236                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515171881888151111232315c15c17c18g3131313219790
151475241324151011141212111313291981011112515192915151718111119231515191635371212119151681010810101223231610121215812222013121113111112123615916122626191210131110912121011113012132213101021151913261712152412231810131891211            188188815            151475
299590  1324151011141212111313291818101111251519291515171811111922151519183537121211915168101081010122323161012121581222201312111311111212                                                                        299590
Albemarle4813241510111412121113132918810111125151929151517181111192215152016353712121191516810108101012232316101212148122220131211131111121235.21591612262619121013111091212101111301213221310102115191326171215241223181013189121110c12t13c14c10111114141515171881888141111232315c15c17c18g31313132Albemarle
735694613241510111312121113132918810111125151929151517181111192215151916353712121191516810108101012232316101212148122220131211131111121235.2                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515171881888151111232315c15c17c18g3131313273569
151816813241510111312121113132918810111125151929151517181110192215151816353712121191516810108101012232316101212148122220131211131111121235.2                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515171881888151111232315c15c17c18g3131313215181
Rev John2813241510111412121113132918810111125151929151517181111192315151916353712121191516810108101012232316101212158122220131211131111121235                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515181881888141111232315c15c17c18g31313132Rev John
497515 1324151011141212111313291781011112515192915151718111119231515211634371212                                                                                                      49751
269328111324151011141212913132918810111125151830151517181111192315152116363812121191516810108101012232316101212158122220131211131111121236                                           10c12t13c14c10111114141515171881888151111232315c15c17c18g3131313226932
56378                                                                                                                                             56378
  The first English participant below descends from the Chorley branch of the Cheshire Davenports. However, he matches the Mackinaw Davenports of North America. Their results are also displayed on the Mackinaw page.
186554  1324141011151212121313291891011112615182915151617111119231615201936371212                                                                                                      186554
373817  1324141011151212121313291791011112615183015151617111119231615191936371212                                                                                                      373817
  The English participants below descends from Davenports living in Cheshire, England. However, he matches  a cluster of Davenports in North America. His results are also displayed on the James River page.
183031  132314111114121212131329179911112415192915161719111119231615171737391312                                                                                                      183031
196417  132314111114121212131329179911112415192915161719111119231615171737391312119151681010810101223231610121214812222014121113111114123615915122626191211131210912121011113012142413101020151913231412152412231810141791211                            196417
  The orange rows are the modal's for the four North American lines that match the English modal and also North American participants that do not appear to be connected to North American lines, however they do match this major grouping. There may have been independent migrations from England.
  The participants below do not match any other participants yet.
11596  132314121114121211131328189911112515182915151718121119231615171737371212                                                                                                      11596
544377  1324141111141212121313291791011112515193014161717121019241815171736361212                                                                                                      544377
285294HapRZ251132414111114121212131329189101111251519291515171711122023161617184040121211915178101081010122323161012121581222201312111311111212                                                                         
37512  132414101215121212131330179911112515192915151517111019231515191535381212                                                                                                      37512
313194  132514111114121212131329169911112515192915171717111119231515191735381212                                                                                                      313194
27166  132515111114121210131130                                                                                                                               27166
544378  1424141111141212121313291791011112515193115151717111119231715191736381113                                                                                                      544378
146089  132214111115121212131329169911112515192915161717111119231715201736401112                                                                                                      146089
170345  13221410111512121213132916991111251519291516171711111923171519173647111211915168101081010122122171012121581223201312111311111212                                                                        170345
844786  132214111115121212131329169911112515192915161717111119231715191736401112                                                                                                      1855786
188275HapG152215111416111311121129179911112216213111121313101220201512151836381110                                                                                                      188275
263722HapJ2a4122315913181116121311291489111126142134131415161010192218141619343612811714158121081011121717171112121591324211312111511121212                                                                        263722


Participants

The following people are participating in the Davenport Surname DNA Project.  You may view more detail for some by clicking on the link in the Ancestor column.    To email the participant, use the kit # followed by @ and then davenportdna.com. 

Kit #

Participant

Current Residence

Earliest Known Ancestor plus more

37244 J. Broomley Davenport England Davies (1696-?) > Davies (1758-1837) > Rev. Walter > William Bromley Davenport > Walter (1863-1942). Part of the Woodford - Capesthorne line.
182085 P Davenport England
19790 Ernest Davenport

New Zealand

Possible Calveley Davenport of Cheshire, England. John Davenport (1750-1836) of Bunbury, Cheshire > Charles > James > John > John (1851-1922). Ernest was born in Cheshire.
151475 Robert Davenport

England

John Davenport (1778 Bury, Greater Manchester, England - ?) > John (~1820's Pluckemin, New Jersey - ?) > Thomas (~1848 New York City - ?) > Hugh. John had two bothers who were US importers for the Davenport China Factory in Staffordshire. 

358979 Roger Davenport Australia

James Davenport (1802-1861) of Prestwich, Manchester, England > John (1824-1892) > William (1847-1907) > Arthur Nelson (1873-1913) > Harvey Vincent (b. 1902)

73569 Robert Davenport England

Richard Davenport (bur. 1623) > Henry > Thomas > George > Samuel > John > George > John > Thomas  > Robert (1882-1966). First six generations lived in Great Wigston, Leicestershire, England. 

15181 Martin Davenport France

Richard Davenport (bur. 1623) > Henry > Thomas > George > Samuel > John > George > Robert > Cecil (1883-1926). First six generations lived in Great Wigston, Leicestershire, England. 

49751 Jeremy Davenport England James Davenport (b.1786 Congleton, Cheshire, England) > Samuel (b.1826) > Ralph (b.1869 Denton, Lancashire, England) > Thomas (b.1910)
26932 John Davenport

England

Jonathan Davenport (b. ~1710) of Lincolnshire, England > John (1765-) > William (1805-1869) > Henry (b.~1825) > Charles (b. 1850) > Charles (b. 1872).
373817 Roger Davenport England James Davenport (1680-?) > Saunders (1720-1778) > Saunders (1748-?) > Philip Saunders (1779-1850) > Philip Saunders (1815-1898) > Benjamin Stocks (1848-1902) > Hebert (1879-1958) > Jack (1911-2009).  This line primarily based in London.
56378 Simon Davenport England  
182084 Len Davenport England John Davenport of Overlegh TollGate, Cheshire in 1825 > James > William (b. 1848) > Leonard Thomas (b. 1890)

 289278

Michael Davenport England William Davenport (b. 1744 Bowdon, Cheshire, England - d. 1827) > William (1789-1872) > John (b. 1827 Ringway, Cheshire - d. 1900) > William (1852-?) > Albert (1886-1940)
183031 Keith Davenport England George Davenport of Burland, Cheshire, England > Joseph (b. 1799 Burland) > John (b. 1821 Faddiley, Cheshire) > Charles (b. 1856 Spurstow, Cheshire) > Arthur (b. 1882)
196417 Ian Davenport England George Davenport of Burland, Cheshire, England > Joseph (b. 1799 Burland) > John (b. 1821 Faddiley, Cheshire) > Charles (b. 1856 Spurstow, Cheshire) > Arthur (b. 1882). He is the cousin of # 183031.
186554 David JohnDavenport England A Chorley Davenport.  Henry (1607-1664) > Henry (1644-1698 > Henry (1677-1731) > Sharrington (1704-1774) > Edward (1744-1812) > Edmund Sharington (1778-1842) > William S. (1808-1871) > Vivian (1843-1916) > Vivian Hugh (1876-1951) [Note: This participant is also listed on the Mackinaw page.]
373817 Roger Davenport England James Davenport (1680-?) > Saunders (1720-1778) > Saunders (1748-?) > Philip Saunders (1779-1850) > Philip Saunders (1815-1898) > Benjamin Stocks (1848-1902) > Hebert (1879-1958) > Jack (1911-2009).  This line primarily based in London.
544378 John A Davenport England Possibly Jonathan Davenport (1710-1766) > Jonathan Davenport -(1731-1795) > Jonathan (1760-1824) >Matthew (1804-1865) > Matthew (1841-1908) > Walter Percy (1881 Rainow, Cheshre - 1930). First several generations based in Bosley, Cheshire.
8305 Eugene Davenport Utah Samuel Devenport (b.abt 1760) from NC >  John W (b. abt 1780)> James  (1822) of KY/TN/AR  > William (1864) NV > Karl (1902) CO. Some changed name to Davenport
 29392 Jim E Davenport Oklahoma George > Samuel Devenport (~1760 Hillsboro, North Carolina - 1794 Bedford County, Tennessee) > John William (1780 Hillboro- d. ? Franklin, Tennessee) > Jeptha (1813 Kentucky - 1847 Franklin, TN) > John Polk (1844 Bedford County, TN - 1910) > John Wesley (1885 Dardenelle, Arkansas - 1967)
11596 Peter Davenport Australia

Families are now in Queensland, Australia. James William Davenport (1846-1920) born in Norfolk, England > George Henry Davenport (abt. 1863-1936) born in Norfolk, died in Queensland > Gordon Edward Davenport (1904-1987) born in Queensland.

285294 Nigel Davenport England John (?) > John Henry Davenport (1852 Bolton, England - 1923) > William (1879 Rangiora, New Zealand - 1958) > Peter (1929 Ruawhata, NZ - 1989) 
27166

Iain Davenport

Netherlands Thomas > Thomas (b.1829 Clifton, Lancashire, England-d. aft. 1881) > George (b.1880) > Stanly. 
37512 Ian Davenport Australia Thomas > Thomas (b.1829 Clifton, Lancashire, England-d. aft. 1881) > George (b.1880) > Stanly. 
313194 Harvey J Davenport England  
146089 Robert S Davenport England Joseph Davenport (abt 1700-1773) of Ashby d la Zouche, Leicestershire > John (1751-1810) > John (1781-1864) > John (1811-1887) > Henry (1847-1934) > Joseph (1877-1934) 
170345 Thomas Davenport Arizona Samuel Davenport (abt 1690 Priors Marston, Warwickshire, England-?)  > John (1719-?) > John (1756 - aft 1808 Grandborough (?) Warwickshire) > Daniel (1799 Grandborough, Warwickshire - aft 1870 Pennsylvania) > Thomas (1831-1890) > Frank Robinson (1879-1934) > Thomas (1913-1982)
855786 Liam Davenport   William Davenport (abt 1793-?) > Abel Jennings (1817-1887 Holborn, Middlesex, England) > Abel (1846 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England-1911 Hertfordshire) > Stanley Jennens (1879-1968)
188275

Paul Davenport

Netherlands  
263722 Colin R Davenport England  Richard Davenport (bur. 1623) > Henry > Thomas > George > William >Thomas > Samuel > William. William's wife had a son fathered by Samuel Cawthorn > Alfred Cawthorn Davenport > Byron (1887-1976). First six generations lived in Great Wigston, Leicestrtshire, England.

 


 Other Surnames

In most cases when any of our Davenport results have had a high resolution (37 or 67 marker) match - it was with another Davenport. However, there have been a few other surnames that came very close to the Davenports. For our purposes, very close means they match on 33 out of 37 markers or better, or 62 out of 67 or better. The surnames listed below are those that are very close to this Davenport line on the 37 or 67 marker test.
This does not necessarily infer that they had a common ancestor. But it may be worth looking into the possibility. The first step is to determine if the ancestors lived in the same vicinity at the same time. When viewing the "prospects" - give the 67/67 a higher priority, then 66/67, and 65/67, and so on.
Surname67 MarkersSurname37 Markers
Wallace64Morgan36
Willis62Currier35
Corbishley62Newton35
Johnson35
Williams34
Horne34


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