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This 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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C Walker

I am trying to find information about Edward Drake. Born 1741 immigrated to United States from County Antrim, Ireland. Do not know the date of immigration. His wife's name is Mary Nancy Agnes born 1753. They immigrated with their son Charles. Some info of his parents does not make sense. I know for sure he was from Ireland. I know this is a long shot. Thanks for any lead and your time.

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