When Rick Melford Maxwell Drayer was born on 15 January 1949, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ralph Victor Drayer, was 50 and his mother, Leta Alberta Rudesill, was 38. He married ? on 29 November 1997. He died on 14 May 1998, at the age of 49.
Dutch: variant, mostly archaic or Americanized, of Draijer, an occupational name for a wood or bone turner, Middle Dutch drayere, an agent derivative of draaien ‘to turn’.
Probably an altered form of South German Dreher .