From a Dawe as a diminutive of David + the patronymic suffix -s.
In the library are portraits of Paul Revere, William Dawes and Lord Percy.
Although the British had tried to keep this movement a secret, Dr Joseph Warren discovered their plans and sent out Paul Revere and William Dawes to give warning of their approach.
2 Dawes (Monthly Notices, January 1858, and Mem.
On the 27th of April Anne gave a solemn assurance of her fidelity to the Hanoverian succession to Sir William Dawes, archbishop of York; in June she sent Lord Clarendon to Hanover to satisfy the elector.
Dawes (New York, 1892); Moorfield Storey (Boston, ¶900); and George H.