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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Drane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 were:

Drane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Drane, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Bordeaux, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-HTB : 6 December 2014), Robert Drane, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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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



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-HTB : 6 December 2014), Robert Drane, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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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 9 January 2017 at 07:39.

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