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The surname Drain is derived from the Middle English word "drane," or drone, which is the male honey bee.


Early Origins of the Drain family


The surname Drain was first found in Yorkshire 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 year 1276 when Roger Drane held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Drain family


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Drain Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Drane, Drain, Drone, Dron, Dran, Drayne, Drayn and others.

Early Notables of the Drain family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Drain family to Ireland


Some of the Drain family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 101 words (7 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 Drain family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Drain, who arrived in New York city in 1811
  • Henry Drain, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Drain, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Drain, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Drain, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Drain Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cathrine Drain, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick between the years 1833-1838
  • Catharine Drain, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Mr. Michael Drain, aged 8 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Erin's Queen" departing 1st June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd July 1847 but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 74)

Contemporary Notables of the name Drain (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Jesse Cyrus Drain (1883-1974), American Attached to Section Field Agencies, War Department Manpower Board (1943-1945) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Jesse Drain. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Drain/Jesse_Cyrus/USA.html
  • Patsy W. Drain, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Virginia, 2000 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Laura Drain, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. James E. Drain, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1932 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gershwin Allen Drain, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 2001 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alton Drain, American Republican politician, Chair of Tyler County Republican Party, 1983 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas Drain (b. 1880), Scottish footballer

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 74)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Jesse Drain. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Drain/Jesse_Cyrus/USA.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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