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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. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. 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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