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Origins of the Draper surname

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About the Drapers

We have a total number of 84964 records for people with the last name Draper.

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Where do most Drapers live?

In 1921, most Drapers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Drapers

How common is your surname?

597th most common surname in the UK

We have 74,000 records for the Draper surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Drapers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Draper first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Drapers

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

Common Female occupations for Drapers in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Drapers in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner


Farm Labourer




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