Draper Family History

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Draper Name Meaning

English and Irish: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Drape, Drapeau, Graper, Roper, Drayer, Brayer, Grapes, Rayer, Driver

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Draper Family Origin

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Draper Family Occupations

What did your Draper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Draper. The most common Draper occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Draper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Draper family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • School

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Servant

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Draper ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Draper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Draper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Draper 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Draper. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Draper. For the veterans among your Draper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Draper Life Expectancy

What is the average Draper lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Draper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Draper in 1944 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Draper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Draper ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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