The surname Drane is derived from the Middle English word "drane," or drone, which is the male honey bee.
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.
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of this family name include: Drane, Drain, Drone, Dron, Dran, Drayne, Drayn and others.