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Drake Family History

Drake Name Meaning
English: from the Old English byname Draca, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘dragon’, Middle English Drake, or sometimes from the Old Norse cognate Draki. Both are common bynames and, less frequently, personal names. Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake’, ‘monster’ (see Dragon).English and Dutch: from Middle English drake, Middle Dutch drake ‘male duck’ (from Middle Low German andrake), hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a drake.North German: nickname from Low German drake ‘dragon’ (see Drach 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Drake Families

  • Number of Drake families
     444 - 885
     149 - 443
     1 - 148
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Drake families
     1,181 - 2,359
     394 - 1,180
     1 - 393
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Drake families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Drake Family Origin

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Drake Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Drake

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Drake Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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