The distinguished surname Draughon is of ancient Irish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic "O Druachain," meaning "son of Druachan."
, 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.
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of this family name include: Drohan, Droghan, Drohen, Druhan, O'Drohan, Draughon and many more.
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.