The distinguished surname Draughon is of ancient Irish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic "O Druachain," meaning "son of Druachan."
Early Origins of the Draughon family
The surname Draughon was first found in County Wexford
(Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings
as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland
, in the province of Leinster
, where a Maurice O Droughane, a husbandman of Ballincolane, received a pardon in 1569. Very early on, there was an ecclesiastical family called O Druchain in Armagh, and it is thought that there may be a connection between this family and those of the name Draughon.
Early History of the Draughon family
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Draughon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Drohan, Droghan, Drohen, Druhan, O'Drohan, Draughon and many more.
Early Notables of the Draughon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Draughon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick Drohan, who immigrated to Boston in 1763; Thomas Drohan, who arrived in Baltimore in 1824; Thomas Drohan, who landed in Baltimore in 1831; John Drohan, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1833.
Contemporary Notables of the name Draughon (post 1700)
- Ralph Brown Draughon (1899-1968), American academic, President of Auburn University from 1947 to 1965