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The name Drove comes from one of the family having worked as a person who drove a herd of livestock such as cattle or sheep from one place to another; such a person was called a drover. The surname Drove is derived from the Old English word draf, which means drove or herd.

Drove Early Origins



The surname Drove was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor, some say well before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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Drove Spelling Variations


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Drove Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Drove have been found, including: Drover, Drovere, Droves, Drove and others.

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Drove Early History


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Drove Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drove research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drove History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drove Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drove Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Drove 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Drove, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Drove Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Drove settled in Virginia in 1651
  • Thomas Drove, who arrived in Virginia in 1651

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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Drove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drove 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 22 October 2013 at 15:23.

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