Last name: DRAYTON

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All you have to know about the last name DRAYTON

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DRAYTON : This last name is indexed 31,170 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DRAYTON : English: habitational name from any of the very numerous places in England named Drayton notably those in Lincolnshire and Hampshire or named with Drayton such as Dry Drayton Fen Drayton in Cambridgeshire or from Dreyton in Devon. The name comes 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’) + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’.

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