Drakeford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Drakeford family

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]

Early History of the Drakeford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drakeford research. Another 95 words (7 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.

Drakeford Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Drakeford family (pre 1700)

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Drakeford Ranking

In the United States, the name Drakeford is the 11,242nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Drakeford migration to the United States +

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 [3]

Canada Drakeford migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drakeford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • David Drakeford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Contemporary Notables of the name Drakeford (post 1700) +

  • Kellie Drakeford, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004 [4]
  • Robert W Drakeford, American politician, mayor of Carrboro, North Carolina (1977-1983)
  • Mrs. Gillian Patricia Drakeford M.B.E., British UK and Ireland Country Manager for IKEA, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the Economy [5]

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Edward Drakeford, English Violinist from England, who played aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [6]

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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