Meaning and Origin of Draper - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Draper

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Fabric maker

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and Irish : occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.