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Where did the English Dragon family come from? What is the English Dragon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dragon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dragon family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Drayner, Drainer, Draynor, Drainer, Dreyner and many more.

First found in Kent 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 13th century when they held estates in that county.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dragon research. Another 319 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Dragon History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Dragon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dragon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wm. Dragon, who came to Virginia in 1703
  • Wm Dragon, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Dragon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Dragon, who settled in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Mr. Dragon, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Daniel Dragon, who came to Pennsylvania in 1853

Dragon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael John Dragon, who came to Kansas in 1928

Dragon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Philippe Dragon, who settled in Canada in 1735


  • Carmen E. Dragon (d. 2010), American classical harpist
  • Carmen Dragon (1914-1984), American conductor, composer, and arranger, father of Daryl Dragon
  • Daryl Frank Dragon (b. 1942), American keyboardist, known as The Captain in the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille, with his wife, Toni Tennille


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  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Dragon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dragon 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 18 September 2013 at 07:42.

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