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

Droney Early Origins



The surname Droney 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.

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Droney Spelling Variations


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Droney Spelling Variations



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

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Droney Early History


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Droney Early History



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

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Droney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Droney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Droney In Ireland


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Droney In Ireland



Some of the Droney 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Droney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Droney, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1897

Droney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Margaret Droney, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • William Droney, aged 22, who arrived in America from Macroon, Ireland, in 1908
  • Bridget Droney, aged 18, who arrived in America from Maltounmally, Ireland, in 1909
  • Annie Droney, aged 25, who arrived in America from Doonagore, Ireland, in 1910
  • Ellen Droney, aged 18, who arrived in America from Miltown Malbay, Ireland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Droney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Droney (post 1700)



  • Christopher Fitzgerald Droney (1954-2011), American Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2011-), U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut (1993-1997)
  • John Droney, American politician and lawyer, brother of Christopher F. Droney

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