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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Drakeford family


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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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Migration of the Drakeford family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]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)

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 Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert W Drakeford, mayor of Carrboro, North Carolina (1977-1983)

Historic Events for the Drakeford family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edward Drakeford, English Violinist from England, who played aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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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.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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