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Drage Family History

Drage Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): nickname from Middle English drag(g)e dreg(g)e drige ‘sweetmeat comfit; mixture of grains sown together’ (Old French dragie dragé) hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or a grain merchant. German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Trago or a habitational name from a place called Drage near Hamburg or in Schleswig-Holstein. Norwegian: variant of Drag from the dative case.

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

Similar surnames: Drag, Drake, Drass, Krage, Drago, Dagel, Draves, Drape, Grace, Trager

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Where is the Drage family from?

You can see how Drage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Drage families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 20 Drage families living in Indiana. This was about 22% of all the recorded Drage's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Drage families in 1880.
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What did your Drage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drage. 37% of Drage men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Drage women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drage were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Drage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drage 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Drage. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Drage. For the veterans among your Drage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drage lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Drage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Drage in 1963 was 83, and 79 in 2004.

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