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Origins of the Drake surname

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About the Drakes

We have a total number of 103374 records for people with the last name Drake.

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Where do most Drakes live?

In 1921, most Drakes lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Drakes

How common is your surname?

498th most common surname in the UK

We have 86,500 records for the Drake surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Drakes most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Drakes.

What are the most common Drake first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Drake family members

Common jobs for Drakes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Drakes in 1921




Living On Own Means


General Servant Domestic


Worsted Weaver


Common Male occupations for Drakes in 1921


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer






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