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Drane Family History

Drane Name Meaning

English: nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English drone ‘drone’, ‘male honey bee’, long taken as a symbol of idleness (Old English dran). English: variant spelling of Drain.

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


Similar surnames: Crane, Drake, Drone, Krane, Dane, Draine, Frane, Deane, Drape, Drage

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Where is the Drane family from?

You can see how Drane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drane families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Drane families living in Kentucky. This was about 30% of all the recorded Drane's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Drane families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drane surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drane ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Drane. 25% of Drane men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Drane women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drane were Manager and Laundress.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Manager
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Laundress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Drane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drane 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 Drane. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Drane. For the veterans among your Drane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drane lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Drane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Drane in 1950 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

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