When Benjamin Drew ll was born about 1750, in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin Drew, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Demeritt, was 26. He married Mehitable Nancy SAVAGE on 4 August 1774, in Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 December 1826, in Acton, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 77.
English (of Norman origin): from a Norman French personal name Dreus based on ancient Germanic Drogo, the name of one of the sons of Charlemagne (compare Gothic driugan ‘to serve as a soldier’). In Old French this name became Dreus, Drues (nominative) and Dru, Driu, Dreu (accusative) and was introduced to England by the Normans. For further information about this name, see also Montague .
English: from the personal name Drew, a pet form of Andrew which was confused with the same name of Old French origin (see 1 above).
Irish: when not an adoption of the English surname, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh or Ó Druaidh or Ó Draoi ‘son’ and ‘descendant of the druid’, from draoi ‘druid’, genitive druadh or draoi. All of these were often Anglicized as Drury .
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