James Drage

Brief Life History of James

When James Drage was christened on 4 January 1784, in Barkway, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Drage, was 28 and his mother, Mary Waring, was 31.

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William Drage
Mary Waring
Thomas Drage
William Drage
Joseph Drage
John Drage
Mary Drage
James Drage
Sarah Drage
Edward Drage
Daniel Drage
Martha Drage

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  • James Drage, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Drage - Church record: Christening record or certificate: christening: 4 January 1784; Barkway, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): nickname from Middle English drag(g)e, dreg(g)e, drige ‘sweetmeat, comfit; mixture of grains sown together’ (Old French dragie, dragé), hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or a grain merchant.

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Trago, or a habitational name from a place called Drage, near Hamburg or in Schleswig-Holstein.

Norwegian: variant of Drag , from the dative case.

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

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