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Where did the English Drain family come from? When did the Drain family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Drain family history?The surname Drain is derived from the Middle English word "drane," or drone, which is the male honey bee.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Drane, Drain, Drone, Dron, Dran, Drayne, Drayn and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1276 when Roger Drane held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drain research. Another 262 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Drain History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Drain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Drain family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Drain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Drain Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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