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Druce History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Druce first came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is thought to be derived from "Dreux," the name of a place in Eure-et-Loire, France. Alternatively, it may come from the Old French "rieux," meaning "streams."

Early Origins of the Druce family


The surname Druce was first found in Wiltshire, where the Druce family held a family seat in the years following the Norman Conquest. The first known bearer of the name was Herman de Dreuues, who was listed in the Domesday Book as a land-holder in the county of Wiltshire, having been granted estates for his service at the Battle of Hastings.

Early History of the Druce family


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Druce Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Druce, Drewes, Droys and others.

Early Notables of the Druce family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Druce family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Druce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Vinton Druce, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1639 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Druce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Druce, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, in 1898

Druce Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bluman Druce, aged 32, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Albert Edward Druce, aged 18, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Abraham Druce, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Manchester, England, in 1910
  • Annie Druce, aged 54, who landed in America from Kentington, England, in 1910
  • Annie Druce, aged 16, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Druce (post 1700)


  • George Claridge Druce (1850-1932), English botanist
  • Duncan Druce (1939-2015), British composer, string player and musicologist
  • John Druce (b. 1966), Canadian NHL hockey player
  • Norman Frank Druce (1875-1954), England cricketer

Historic Events for the Druce family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Albert Edward Druce (1920-1939), British Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  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. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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