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Origin and Meaning of Drayton

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From Old English attested as Drægtune, Draigtun or Draituna from dræg- +‎ tūn, meaning an enclosure or town where logs are dragged. The first element from draġan (“to draw”), from Proto-Germanic *draganą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreǵ- (“draw, pull, drag”), the second element from Proto-Germanic *tūną (“enclosure”), from Gaulish dunum, from Proto-Celtic *dūnom, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuHnom (“enclosure”), from *dheuh₂, *dhuh₂, *dʰewh₂- (“to finish, come full circle”). See dray (“a drawn cart, sledge or sled”).

Alternatively from Brythonic *Dray (cognate with Welsh tref (“town”)) + Old English tūn (“town, enclosure”). First element from Proto-Celtic *trebā (“settlement”) (compare Old Irish treb (“farm, holding”)), from Proto-Indo-European *treb- (“settlement”) (compare Old English þorp (“village”), Lithuanian troba (“house”)), the second element, ultimately also of Celtic origin, is detailed above.

  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of several places in England, with more in other countries named after the English ones.
    1. a village in Norfolk, England
    2. a hamlet in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England.
    3. a village in Cherwell, Oxfordshire, England.
    4. a village near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
    5. a village in Somerset, England.

Notable Persons With the Name Drayton

Drayton Florence is a football player. Drayton was born on December 19th, 1980 in Ocala, Florida.

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Drayton Rogers Boucher was a real estate and business. Drayton was born on March 19th, 1908 in Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA. He died on June 3rd, 1983.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Drayton

Flavor Flav is a hip hop music rapper, actor, hype man, and reality television star. He plays Piano, Guitar, Bass guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drum kit, Triangle (musical instrument), and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to 2013. Flavor was given the name William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. on March 16th, 1959 in Roosevelt, New York, U.S. Flavor is also known as Flav and MC DJ Flavor Flav..

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Poppy Drayton is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Poppy was given the name Poppy Gabriella Drayton on June 7th, 1991 in Surrey.

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Charley Drayton is a musician. Charley was given the name Charles Leslie Drayton on May 9th, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

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Paul Drayton is a musical artist.

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Richard Drayton is an important somebody. Richard was born in 1964.

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Thomas Fenwick Drayton is a military person. His military service ended in 1828.

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How popular is the baby name Drayton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 0 5
1916 12 0 12
1917 8 0 8
1918 6 0 6
1919 9 0 9
1920 11 0 11
1922 8 0 8
1923 6 0 6
1925 5 0 5
1928 12 0 12
1929 7 0 7
1930 6 0 6
1931 6 0 6
1932 6 0 6
1933 10 0 10
1936 6 0 6
1938 6 0 6
1939 7 0 7
1940 5 0 5
1941 7 0 7
1942 8 0 8
1944 6 0 6
1945 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1947 9 0 9
1948 7 0 7
1951 6 0 6
1952 10 0 10
1953 6 0 6
1954 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1956 6 0 6
1957 8 0 8
1958 8 0 8
1961 6 0 6
1962 6 0 6
1963 7 0 7
1964 9 0 9
1965 10 0 10
1966 5 0 5
1967 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1969 8 0 8
1970 11 0 11
1971 11 0 11
1972 8 0 8
1973 8 0 8
1975 10 0 10
1976 5 0 5
1977 9 0 9
1978 8 0 8
1979 8 0 8
1980 10 0 10
1981 5 0 5
1982 7 0 7
1983 5 0 5
1984 10 0 10
1985 9 0 9
1986 13 0 13
1987 13 0 13
1988 12 0 12
1989 11 0 11
1990 24 0 24
1991 16 0 16
1992 21 0 21
1993 31 0 31
1994 32 0 32
1995 34 0 34
1996 41 0 41
1997 44 0 44
1998 51 0 51
1999 38 0 38
2000 53 0 53
2001 49 0 49
2002 39 0 39
2003 61 0 61
2004 50 0 50
2005 54 0 54
2006 54 0 54
2007 60 0 60
2008 73 0 73
2009 66 0 66
2010 56 0 56
2011 53 0 53
2012 78 0 78
2013 54 0 54
2014 32 0 32
2015 40 0 40

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Popularity of Drayton as a first name

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Popularity of Drayton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Drayton U.S.
  White 15.00% 64.26%
  African American 78.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Drayton

People with the last name Drayton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Drayton

  • How Popular is the name Drayton? Drayton is the 7,322nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Drayton was the 4,640th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Drayton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,683 babies born with the first name Drayton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Drayton to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Drayton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Drayton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Drayton is Sunday, November 14th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Drayton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Drayton was in 2012 with a total of 78 babies.
  • Random Drayton Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Drayton is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Drayton: Your name in reverse order is Notyard. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yardnto. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Drayton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,648 people with the last name Drayton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Drayton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Drayton as their last name.

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What does the name Drayton mean?

Dis for dream, your beacon ahead.

Ris for relax, you know how!

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

Tis for tender, loving nature.

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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