Origins Available: Irish
The roots of the name Draughn are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Draughn was originally found in Galloway
in the southwest of Scotland
. The Rhiged lived in what later became the northern English counties of Cumberland
, and Lancashire
Early Origins of the Draughn family
The surname Draughn was first found in Westmorland
, at Brougham Castle a medieval building about 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Penrith in what is now known as Cumbria
. “The De Burghams held it temp.
Edward the Confessor.” CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
This castle was built on an ancient Roman fort named Brocavum and was originally at the intersection of three Roman roads.
Early History of the Draughn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Draughn research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1778, 1868, 1665, 1698, 1778, 1868, 1780 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Draughn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Draughn Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Draughn has appeared as Brougham, Bruham, Browham and others.
Early Notables of the Draughn family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Brougham (1665-1698), an English divine from Scales Hall, Cumberland; Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron
Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), Scottish born British statesman who... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Draughn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Draughn family to Ireland
Some of the Draughn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Draughn family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: George Brougham who settled in Maryland in 1774; Mrs. Brougham arrived in San Francisco California in 1852.
Contemporary Notables of the name Draughn (post 1700)
- Shaun Draughn (b. 1987), American football running back for the Cleveland Browns
- Seini Draughn (b. 1982), née Tonga, a Tongan professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet and model
The Draughn Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro rege lege grege
Motto Translation: For King, the law, and the people.