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Draper Name Meaning

English and Irish: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Drape, Drapeau, Graper, Roper, Drayer, Brayer, Grapes, Rayer, Driver

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Draper Family Origin

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Draper Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Draper occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Draper's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Draper. A less common occupation for the Draper family was Farmer.

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Draper Historical Records

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Draper Life Expectancy

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