Drayton Surname Origin
(Origin English) Belonging to Drayton = the Dry-Built Farmstead (i.e. built without mortar) [under Draycott, and + Old English tun]. This name was Latinized in mediaeval records de Arida Villa [Latin arid-us, dry], and may be compared with the French place-name Secqueville, whence the English surname Sackville, which was Latinized de Sicca Villa [Latin sicc-us, dry].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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