Drought Family History
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Drought Name Meaning
(Leinster) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Drochtaigh, which according to Woulfe is a derivative of drocht ‘millwheel’, i.e. a byname for a miller. (Counties Limerick and Clare) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droichid, from droichead ‘bridge’, more usually Anglicized as Bridgeman.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press