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Drakeford Early Origins



The surname Drakeford was first found in Cheshire in the year 1550 when Edward Drakeford held estates in the area of Congleton a small town in eastern Cheshire. The name has also been long connected with Staffordshire where it was typically listed as De Drakensford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Drakeford Spelling Variations


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Drakeford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Drakeford, Drakeforth, Drakefurd, Drakford and others.

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Drakeford Early History


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Drakeford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drakeford research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Drakeford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drakeford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drakeford Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drakeford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Drakeford, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Drakeford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Drakeford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drakeford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drakeford (post 1700)



  • Kellie Drakeford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004
  • Robert W Drakeford, mayor of Carrboro, North Carolina (1977-1983)

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Drakeford Historic Events


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Drakeford Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edward Drakeford, English Violinist from England, who played aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Drakeford Family Crest Products


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Drakeford Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Drakeford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drakeford 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 January 2016 at 10:42.

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