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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

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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 14 October 2015 at 11:14.

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