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The distinguished surname Drohan is of ancient Irish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic "O Druachain," meaning "son of Druachan."

Drohan Early Origins



The surname Drohan 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 Drohan.

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Drohan Spelling Variations


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Drohan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Drohan, Droghan, Drohen, Druhan, O'Drohan, Draughon and many more.

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Drohan Early History


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Drohan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drohan research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1624, 1659, and 1850 are included under the topic Early Drohan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drohan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drohan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drohan Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drohan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Drohan, who immigrated to Boston in 1763
  • Patrick Drohan, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1763

Drohan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Drohan, who arrived in Baltimore in 1824
  • Thomas Drohan, who landed in Baltimore in 1831
  • Thomas Drohan, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Philadelphia in 1873

Drohan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Drohan, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • John Drohan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Ellen Drohan, who was recorded in the 1871 census in Toronto

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drohan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drohan (post 1700)



  • William N. Drohan (b. 1946), well-known American microbiologist and educator
  • Thomas F Drohan (1887-1926), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Frank Drohan (1879-1953), Irish politician
  • Edward 'Eddie' Drohan (b. 1876), Australian rules footballer

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Drohan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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    The Drohan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drohan 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 15 August 2015 at 14:24.

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