No known origin, but an interesting theory, as follows: (Detail supplied by the late Fred Bolt, in his list of Concord street name-changes).
David Street was:
- Davis Street 1884, & 1885 ‘off Gipps St. 1884 to 1901’.
- Davis Street, Burton Street north 1884.
- Davis Street off Burton Street 1885.
- Davis Street from 1886 listed as “David Street”.
Therefore it appears that the rightful name was Davis Street, so far not accountable.