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DRAKE Family HistoryThis unusual and interesting name has two possible origins, the first and most generally applicable being of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the Olde English pre 7th Century byname or nickname "Draca", meaning "dragon" or "snake", in Middle English "Drake", Old Norse "Draki". The derivation for all these forms is from the Latin "draco", snake, or monster. As a nickname, it would presumably apply to someone formidable and fierce in battle, but it could also be a metonymic "occupational" surname for a standard-bearer, as in "Draker" (1260, Cambridgeshire). "Draca" was used in medieval England to mean a battle-standard as well as a dragon...
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I am currently in search of any Drake relatives living in Ireland or around the world. My Great grandmother was Theresa Drake, she and her 4 sister travelled to South Africa at an early age and I was hoping there is someone out there who could give me a bit of my Ancestry history and if there is still family members around.
I dont have much information but I do know my Great, great grandfather was somehow involved in the brandy business. This could possible be in the early 1900's. If there is anyone with any information please contact me. My email address is Fhanslo25@gmail.com and my number is +27 61 582 6698
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