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Dragon Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Daragon (see Deragon ). French and English: nickname perhaps for a fierce or fiery person or occupational name for someone who carried a standard in battle or else in a pageant or procession from Old French (Middle English) drago(u)n ‘snake serpent water monster’ (from Latin draco genitive draconis from Greek drakōn ultimately from derkesthai ‘to flash’). This word was applied in Late Latin to military standards in the form of windsocks so resembling snakes. English: topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a dragon (see 2 above) as in the case of William Strode called atte Dragon 1374 in Middlesex. Surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in English. French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Drago a short form of Dragwald (see Dragoo ). Polish Jewish (from Poland) and Ukrainian: from Polish dragon ‘dragoon’ (compare Dragan ). As a Jewish name it is artifical. Americanized form of Serbian Croatian and Slovenian Dragan .

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


Similar surnames: Dragan, Drago, Deacon, Drain, Dragoo, Aragon, Rayon, Dragos, Ragon

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You can see how Dragon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dragon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dragon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Dragon families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dragon's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dragon families in 1840.
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What did your Dragon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dragon. 25% of Dragon men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Dragon women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dragon 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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Dragon. For the veterans among your Dragon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dragon lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dragon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dragon in 1947 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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