Draget History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the bearers of the Draget family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in one of many similarly-named places in England. Settlements called Draycott are in Derbyshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Draycott Moor is in Berkshire, and Draycote is in Worcestershire. Draycott in the Clay and Draycott in the Moors are found in Staffordshire. Draycot Cerne, Draycot Fitz Payne, and Draycot Foliatt are all in Wiltshire. Thus, the surname Draget belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Draget family
The surname Draget was first found in Staffordshire at Draycot-in-the-Moors, a parish, in the union of Cheadle, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow. "In the south side of the former chancel are a piscina and three sedilia, and a fine altar-tomb of the 16th century, with recumbent effigies, and small sculptured statues on the sides; and in the other chancel or chantry, are five altar-tombs, the earliest that of a Knight Templar. The church also contains some fine old monuments of the Draycot family. Painsley Hall, in the parish, was a place of some note in the civil wars; it was the manor-house of the Draycot family, and parts of the old building are still remaining: the present occupant, a few years since, filled up the moat by which it was surrounded." 
Early History of the Draget family
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Draget Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Draget include Draycott, Draycote, Dracot, Dracott and others.
Early Notables of the Draget family
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Phillips Draycote of Draycote, Staffordshire; and Anthony Draycot (d. 1571 ), born at Draycott-in-the-Moors, Staffordshire, an English Roman Catholic churchman and lawyer who condemned numerous...
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Migration of the Draget family to Ireland
Some of the Draget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Draget family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled 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 ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Draget or a variant listed above: Thomas Draycott settled in Pennsylvania in 1797.
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.