When Thomas Drew was born on 6 March 1826, in Eaton, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Thomas Drew, was 54 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Willey, was 53. He married Sarah Bryant about 1848, in Eaton, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870 and Strafford, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1880. He died on 11 June 1897, in Middleton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Farmington, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States.
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 .