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Drewett Early Origins



The surname Drewett was first found in Oxfordshire 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 1186 when Walter Druet held estates in that shire.

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Drewett Early History


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Drewett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drewett research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1206, 1309, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Drewett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drewett Spelling Variations


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Drewett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Drewett, Dreweatt, Drywet, Drewitt, Drouet, Druitt, Drooit, Droit and many more.

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Drewett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drewett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drewett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Drewett, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Morgan Drewett, who landed in New Jersey in 1677 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Drewett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John W Drewett, who arrived in New York in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Drewett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Drewett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Thomas Drewett, aged 35, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1853.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drewett (post 1700)



  • Brad Drewett (1958-2013), Australian top 40 singles and top 20 doubles tennis player
  • Steve Drewett, one of the founding members of the band Iron Maiden

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