Davenport meaning

dăvən-pôrt
A surname​ of Irish origin from the Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh.
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A compact desk having many small drawers, pigeonholes, and a hinged lid that can be folded over to cover the desktop.
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A large sofa, sometimes one that is convertible into a bed.
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A city of eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River opposite Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. It grew rapidly after the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was completed in 1856.
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A large couch or sofa, sometimes convertible into a bed.
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A small writing desk with a hinged lid.
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City in E Iowa, on the Mississippi.
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A large sofa, especially a formal one.
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A writing desk.
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A habitational surname​ from the town in Cheshire.
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A surname​ of Anglo-Norman origin: de avesne port, where avesne is derived from Frankish avisna ("field" see:Wiese).
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Origin of davenport

  • After the A.H. Davenport Company, a furniture manufacturer in Boston in the 1800s

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from the name of a manufacturer or the person who originally commissioned the design

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Sofa sense was named for the now defunct furniture manufacturer A.H. Davenport Company.

    From Wiktionary