Drone Family History

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Drone Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of North German Drohne, a habitational name from a place in Westphalia called Drohne, or from a fieldname, from Middle Low German dron(e), a unit of land. Possibly a variant of English Drane, Irish Drohan, or Scottish Dron, a habitational name from a place so called in Perthshire.

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

Similar surnames: Grone, Krone, Rone, Dronen, Grine, Drane, Crone, Dunne, Dronet, Ron

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Drone Family Origin

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Drone Family Occupations

What did your Drone ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Drone. 20% of Drone men worked as a Bricklayer and 40% of Drone women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drone were General Labourer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Garage Attendant
  • Gardener
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Hospital Nurse (ward Listed)
  • Hotel Waitress
  • Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Drone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Drone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drone 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Drone. 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 799 military records available for the last name Drone. For the veterans among your Drone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drone Life Expectancy

What is the average Drone lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Drone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Drone in 1949 was 21, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drone

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drone 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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