Drane Family History

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Drane Name Meaning

English: nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English drone ‘drone’, ‘male honey bee’, long taken as a symbol of idleness (Old English dran). English: variant spelling of Drain.

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

Similar surnames: Crane, Drake, Drone, Krane, Dane, Draine, Frane, Deane, Drape, Drage

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Drane Family Origin

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Drane Family Occupations

What did your Drane ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drane. A less common occupation for the Drane family was Bricklayer. The most common Drane occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 16% of Drane's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Drane Historical Records

What Drane family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Drane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drane census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Drane

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Drane. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Drane. For the veterans among your Drane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drane Life Expectancy

What is the average Drane lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Drane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Drane in 1950 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drane

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drane 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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