Drain Family History
Drain Name Meaning
Irish (Down): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dreain ‘descendant of Drean’ a byname possibly from dreán ‘wren’. The name is also found in Scotland. Irish (Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Druacháin (see Drohan ). English: topographic name from Middle English dreine drene ‘drainage channel’ for someone who lived ‘(by the) drain or ditch’. French: shortened form of Derain from Old French dererain ‘last’ hence a nickname for the youngest son of a family. French: habitational name from a place in Maine-et-Loire called Drain.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022