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Origins of the Drayton surname

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About the Draytons

We have a total number of 13106 records for people with the last name Drayton.

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Where do most Draytons live?

In 1921, most Draytons lived in East Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Draytons

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We have 10,900 records for the Drayton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Draytons most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Drayton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Draytons

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

Common Female occupations for Draytons in 1921
Dressmaker

52

Laundress

32

General Servant Domestic

24

General Servant

23

Glover

23

Common Male occupations for Draytons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

98

Farm Labourer

67

General Labourer

50

Vintner

33

Carpenter

29

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