Drayton Family History

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Drayton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the very numerous places in England named Drayton, from Old English dræg ‘drag’, ‘portage’, ‘slipway’, or ‘sledge’ (a place where boats were dragged across land or where loads had to be dragged uphill or on sledges across wet ground, from dragan ‘to draw or drag’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Brayton, Clayton, Grafton, Dalton, Bratton, Gratton, Layton, Payton

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Drayton Family Origin

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Drayton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drayton. The most common Drayton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Drayton's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Drayton family was Carpenter.

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Drayton Historical Records

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Drayton Life Expectancy

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