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Drage is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Drage family lived in Yorkshire. This family settled here on lands at Drax, and it is from this location that their surname derives.

Drage Early Origins



The surname Drage was first found in Yorkshire where they were granted lands by Duke William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Drage Spelling Variations


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Drage Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Drax, Dracks and others.

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Drage Early History


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Drage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drage research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Drage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Drage or a variant listed above:

Drage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Theodorus Swaine Drage, who landed in North Carolina in 1769

Drage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Drage, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Caroline Drage, who came to Texas in 1845
  • Auguste Drage, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1873

Drage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Drage, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • John Drage, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • Elizabeth Drage, aged 63, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"
  • Ann Drage, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"
  • William Drage, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

Drage Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Drage arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drage (post 1700)




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Drage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drage Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 August 2016 at 03:19.

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