Drake Name Meaning

English: from the Old English byname Draca, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘dragon’, Middle English Drake, or sometimes from the Old Norse cognate Draki. Both are common bynames and, less frequently, personal names. Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake’, ‘monster’ (see Dragon). English and Dutch: from Middle English drake, Middle Dutch drake ‘male duck’ (from Middle Low German andrake), hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a drake. North German: nickname from Low German drake ‘dragon’ (see Drach 1).

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


Similar surnames: Brake, Rake, Duke, Drach, Drane, Lake, Drage, Grace, Drakes, Dade

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Drake Family Origin

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Drake Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drake. The most common Drake occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Drake's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Drake family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Drake Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Drake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Drake in 1942 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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