Charles Drake

about 1812–

The Life Summary of Charles

Charles Drake was born about 1812. He married Sarah Watkin Clark about 1837, in Pattingham, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Happisburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Chirton, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

Charles Drake
1812–
Sarah Drake
1828–
Marriage: about 1848
Maria Drake
1848–1930
Sarah Ann Drake
1850–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1848Trimingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 3
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 21
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1843
    Age 31
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English drake, either ‘drake, male duck’ (compare Duck ) or ‘dragon’ (Old English draca ‘snake, dragon’ or the cognate Old Norse draki), including an emblematic dragon on a flag (compare Dragon ). Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake, monster’; its sense as a nickname is unclear but it may have had the sense ‘standard bearer’. The name was taken to Ireland in the 13th century and reinforced by later English settlers in the 17th century.German: from Low German drake ‘dragon’, familiar as image on signboards, hence a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn with such signboard.Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized and Flemish, of Draak, a cognate of 2 above, from draak (Middle Dutch drake) ‘dragon’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Duck
    Drakes

    Sources (8)

    • Charles Drake in entry for Maria Drake, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Charles Drake, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Charles Drake, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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