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Draper Family History

Draper Name Meaning
English and Irish: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

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363,915 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,761 Military Records
29,216 Immigration Records
241,316 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Draper Families

  • Number of Draper families
     125 - 247
     42 - 124
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Draper families
     549 - 1,096
     184 - 548
     1 - 183
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Draper families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Draper Family Origin

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Draper Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Draper

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Draper Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Draper census records

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Draper Civil War Service Records

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