Draughn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Draughn is of ancient Irish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic "O Druachain," meaning "son of Druachan."

Early Origins of the Draughn family

The surname Draughn was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where a Maurice O Droughane, a husbandman of Ballincolane, received a pardon in 1569. Very early on, there was an ecclesiastical family called O Druchain in Armagh, and it is thought that there may be a connection between this family and those of the name Draughn.

Important Dates for the Draughn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Draughn research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1624, 1659, and 1850 are included under the topic Early Draughn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Draughn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drohan, Droghan, Drohen, Druhan, O'Drohan, Draughon and many more.

Early Notables of the Draughn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Draughn family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick Drohan, who immigrated to Boston in 1763; Thomas Drohan, who arrived in Baltimore in 1824; Thomas Drohan, who landed in Baltimore in 1831; John Drohan, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1833.

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
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