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Drag Name Meaning

Polish (Drąg): nickname from drąg ‘pole rod’ presumably for a tall thin person. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms named Drag. The placename is related to Old Norse draga ‘to pull’ and originally denoted a place where boats were pulled along a river or across an isthmus.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Drage, Drab, Dray, Dean, Krag, Dragon, Dragos, Duray, Day, Wray

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Where is the Drag family from?

You can see how Drag families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drag family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Drag families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Drag families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Drag's in USA. New York had the highest population of Drag families in 1880.
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What did your Drag ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drag. 38% of Drag men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Drag women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drag were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Drag. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drag census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 548 immigration records available for the last name Drag. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Drag. For the veterans among your Drag ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drag lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Drag life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Drag in 1949 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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