HouseofNames.com

Continuing Research

Notables Added the last 12 months
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The surname Drone is derived from the Middle English word "drane," or drone, which is the male honey bee.

 More

The surname Drone was first found in Yorkshire 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 1276 when Roger Drane held estates in that shire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drane, Drain, Drone, Dron, Dran, Drayne, Drayn and others.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drone research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Drone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Drone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

Some of the Drone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Drone, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • Richard Drone, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Drone Armorial History With Coat of ArmsDrone Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Drone Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageDrone Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Drone Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesDrone Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Drone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainDrone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Drone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugDrone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Drone Armorial History with FrameDrone Armorial History with Frame
Drone Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsDrone Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Drone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drone 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 23 September 2010 at 15:36.

    Sign Up

      

    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more