Dragon Family History

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Dragon Name Meaning

French: from the Germanic personal name Drago, a short form of Dragwald, composed of the elements drag- ‘to carry’ + wald ‘power’, ‘rule’. French and English (of Norman origin): nickname or occupational name for someone who carried a standard in battle or else in a pageant or procession, from Middle English, Old French dragon ‘snake’, ‘monster’ (Latin draco, genitive draconis, from Greek drakon, ultimately from derkesthai ‘to flash’). This word was applied in Late Latin to military standards in the form of windsocks, so resembling snakes. Polish and Ukrainian: from dragon ‘dragoon’. Polish, Jewish (from Poland), and Ukrainian: from Polish dragon ‘dragoon’. As a Jewish name it is of ornamental origin. New England form of French D’Aragon (see Deragon).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dragan, Drago, Deacon, Drain, Dragoo, Aragon, Rayon, Dragos, Ragon

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Dragon Family Origin

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Dragon Family Occupations

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In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dragon. The most common Dragon occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 58% of Dragon's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Dragon family was School.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • School


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Dragon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Dragon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dragon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dragon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Dragon. For the veterans among your Dragon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dragon Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dragon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dragon in 1947 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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