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The surname Drane is derived from the Middle English word "drane," or drone, which is the male honey bee.

Drane Early Origins



The surname Drane was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat 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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Drane Spelling Variations


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Drane Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Drane, Drain, Drone, Dron, Dran, Drayne, Drayn and others.

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Drane Early History


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Drane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drane research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Drane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drane Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Drane In Ireland


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Drane In Ireland



Some of the Drane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 or some of its variants were: Henry Drain, who arrived in New York city in 1811; Cathrine Drain, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick between the years 1833-1838; William Drown, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1742.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drane (post 1700)



  • Dwight Drane (b. 1962), retired professional American football safety
  • Herbert Jackson Drane (1863-1947), U.S. Representative from Florida
  • Robert McV. Drane, American Democrat politician, Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 21st Judicial Circuit, 1940
  • Marvin Lee Drane, American Republican politician, Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives 42nd District, 1975
  • John M. Drane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952
  • John M. Drane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912
  • James Drane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860
  • Herbert Jackson Drane (1863-1947), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lakeland, Florida, 1888-92; Member of Florida State House of Representatives, 1903-05; Member of Florida State Senate, 1913-17
  • Carter H. Drane, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2008
  • Maria Ashley Drane (b. 1981), in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, American Television actress
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Drane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drane 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 11 December 2015 at 09:59.

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