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The family name Draper is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a maker or seller of woolen cloth. The surname Draper is derived from the Old French word drapier and the Anglo-French word draper, which both have this meaning. The word was recorded in Old English as early as 1376.

Draper Early Origins



The surname Draper was first found in Lancashire where one of the first records of the family was Robert le Draper who was listed in the Pipe Rolls (1181-1182.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Later the Subsidy Rolls, Henry le Draper was listed as holding estates in 1332 in the same county. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists Roger le Draper in Wiltshire and Auwred le Draper in Cambridgeshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists Johannes Drapour as a drapour at that time. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Draper Spelling Variations


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Draper Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Draper include Draper, Drapere, Draiper, Draeper, Drapar, Drapir, Drayper, Dreypar, Drapper, Drapier, Drabber, Drapber, Drabper, Drappar and many more.

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Draper Early History


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Draper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Draper research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1772, 1646, 1694, 1678 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Draper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Draper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Draper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Draper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Draper In Ireland


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Draper In Ireland



Some of the Draper family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Draper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Draper settled in Virginia in 1621
  • Henrie Draper, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Henry Draper, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Draper, who landed in Virginia in 1624
  • Robart Draper, who arrived in Virginia in 1624
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Draper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Draper, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Robert Draper, who landed in America in 1764

Draper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Draper, who landed in New York in 1841
  • John William Draper, who landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • George Draper, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1844
  • Hanna Draper, aged 40, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1851
  • Catherine Draper, aged 42, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Draper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Draper, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • George Draper, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Draper, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Edward Draper, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mrs. Draper, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Draper Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joel, Draper Sr., who landed in Canada in 1836
  • Jacob Draper, who arrived in Canada in 1836
  • James Draper, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1839

Draper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Draper, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Joseph Draper, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Robert Draper, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Mathew Draper, a cooper, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Ambrose Draper arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Draper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martha Draper, aged 30, a smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Sarah Draper, aged 28, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Benjamin Draper, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Ellen Draper, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • James Draper arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Draper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Draper (post 1700)



  • Major-General William H. Jr. Draper (1894-1974), American Under-Secretary of the Army (1947-1949)
  • Major-General Warren Fales Draper (1883-1970), American Chief of the Public Health Branch (1944-1945)
  • Warren Fales Draper (1883-1970), U.S. Deputy Surgeon General and member of Eisenhower's staff during WWII
  • Robert Draper (b. 1959), American freelance writer, a correspondent for GQ
  • Ray Draper (1940-1982), American jazz musician
  • Polly Draper (b. 1956), American actress, writer, producer, and director
  • Charles Stark Draper (1901-1987), American engineer, eponym of Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, formerly part of MIT
  • Foy Draper (1911-1943), American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • John William Draper (1811-1882), English-born, American scientist, philosopher, physician, chemist, historian, and photographer
  • Ruth Draper (1889-1956), American actress and dramatist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Draper Historic Events


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Draper Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Percy Draper, English Second Purser from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Draper


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Suggested Readings for the name Draper



  • Draper Families in America by Ethel Nichols Anderson.
  • The Mormon Drapers by Delbert Morley Draper.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vincit pepercit
Motto Translation: He conquered, he spared


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. 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.
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The Draper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Draper 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 29 September 2016 at 20:09.

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