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Drayton Family History

Drayton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the very numerous places in England named Drayton, from Old English dræg ‘drag’, ‘portage’, ‘slipway’, or ‘sledge’ (a place where boats were dragged across land or where loads had to be dragged uphill or on sledges across wet ground, from dragan ‘to draw or drag’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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52,395 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,044 Military Records
4,510 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Drayton Families

  • Number of Drayton families
     146 - 290
     49 - 145
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Drayton families
     121 - 239
     41 - 120
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Drayton families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Drayton Family Origin

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Drayton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Drayton

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Drayton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Drayton Civil War Service Records

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