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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."

Druce Early Origins



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.

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Druce Spelling Variations


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Druce Spelling Variations



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

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Druce Early History


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Druce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Druce research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1242, and 1273 are included under the topic Early Druce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Druce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Druce Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Druce 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



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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Druce (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Druce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Druce 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.

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