Drab Family History

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Drab Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Dráb): occupational name from Czech dráb, which originally meant a foot soldier, but also came to denote a servant or retainer, especially an overseer of workers on an estate. Polish: nickname from drab ‘mercenary’; later ‘tall, strapping fellow’, and finally ‘ruffian’. Etymologically, this is the same word as in 1, but the sense development has been very different. Slovenian: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Drag, Kral, Graf, Drew, Hrabe, Grab, Dray, Dear, Rau, Bras

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Drab Family Origin

Where is the Drab family from?

Drab Family Occupations

What did your Drab ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Tailor and Telegraph Operator were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Drab. The most common Drab occupation in the USA was Tailor. 50% of Drab's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor

  • Telegraph Operator


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Drab ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Drab Historical Records

What Drab family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Drab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drab census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 626 immigration records available for the last name Drab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Drab. For the veterans among your Drab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drab Life Expectancy

What is the average Drab lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Drab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Drab in 1958 was 22, and 76 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drab

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drab ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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