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The history of the Drewe family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Wiltshire. The surname descends from Herman de Drewes, whose name translates literally as from Drewes.

Drewe Early Origins



The surname Drewe was first found in Wiltshire where Amalric de Drewes held lands as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
However, there is an earlier listing of Wado de Dreux living in 1050 but at an unknown location. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Anglo-Norman name claims descend from Dreux, which lies near the boundary between Normandy and the Īle-de-France. The Counts of Dreux were a noble family of France, who took their title from the chāteau of Dreux. Robert I of Dreux, the fifth son of Louis VI of France, nicknamed the Great (c.1123-1188) married Hawise of Salisbury (1118-1152), daughter of Walter Fitz Edward of Salisbury, Sheriff of Wiltshire.

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Drewe Spelling Variations


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Drewe Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Drew, Drewe, Drywe and others.

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Drewe Early History


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Drewe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drewe research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1316 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Drewe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drewe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drewe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drewe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drewe In Ireland


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Drewe In Ireland



Some of the Drewe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Drewe or a variant listed above were:

Drewe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Drewe who was on record in Virginia in 1618
  • Edward Drewe, who landed in Virginia in 1618
  • John Drewe, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Richard Drewe, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Richard Drewe, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Drewe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Drewe, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Jane Drewe, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Janet Drewe, aged 3, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Barbara Drewe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewe (post 1700)



  • Robert Duncan Drewe (b. 1943), Australian journalist, novelist and short story writer
  • Cedric Drewe (1896-1971), British politician, member of the UK Parliament

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Drewe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drewe 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.

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