Drohan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Drohan family

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.

Early History of the Drohan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drohan research. Another 57 words (4 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.

Drohan Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Drohan family (pre 1700)

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United States Drohan migration to the United States +

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 [1]
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

Canada Drohan migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drohan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Drohan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • John Drohan, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Miss. Alice Drohan, aged 6 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing 19th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 1st July 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Miss. Ann Drohan, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing 19th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 1st July 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mrs. Catherine Drohan, aged 36 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing 19th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 1st July 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Drohan (post 1700) +

  • David Drohan (1882-1955), birth name of Dave Rowan, American Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the St. Louis Browns in 1911
  • Jen Drohan, American actress from New York City
  • 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
  • Ian Drohan (b. 1932), former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in 1955
  • Edward Patrick "Eddie" Drohan (1876-1938), Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club (1893-1902) and Collingwood Football Club (1903-1908)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 74)


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