- This is an English nickname for a lazy person, deriving from the Medieval English "drane" meaning a drone i.e. a male honey bee renowned for its inactivity. In Ireland the name is used as an anglicization of the Gaelic names O'Dreain and Drohan,, the latter name is widespread in counties Waterford and Wexford. In the modern idiom the name is spelt Drane and Dron. An interesting namebearer was Augusta Theodosia Drane (1823 - 1894). Mother provincial of the Dominican order of nums (1881 - 1894). Published historical and poetical works. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Drane. which was dated 1276, in the "Hundred Rolls of Yorkshire". during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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drøn- — ; drøngod; drønirriterende; drønsvær … Dansk ordbog
dron|go — «DRONG goh», noun, plural gos or goes. 1. any one of various crowlike, insect eating birds of Asia and Africa, with long, forked tails. 2. Australian Slang. a silly or stupid person. ╂[< Malagasy drongo] … Useful english dictionary
dron — dron, drone obs. forms of drown … Useful english dictionary
dron — bat·o·den·dron; both·ro·den·dron; cal·a·mo·den·dron; cal·dron; caul·dron; ce·dron; chal·dron; chau·dron; chaw·dron; cin·na·mo·den·dron; cle·ro·den·dron; dec·a·he·dron; del·to·he·dron; den·dron; den·dron; di·hexa·he·dron; dip·lo·he·dron;… … English syllables
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dron´ing|ly — dron|ing «DROH nihng», adjective. 1. making a dull, monotonous sound. 2. in a monotonous tone: »a droning lecture on a dull subject. –dron´ing|ly, adverb … Useful english dictionary
dron|ing — «DROH nihng», adjective. 1. making a dull, monotonous sound. 2. in a monotonous tone: »a droning lecture on a dull subject. –dron´ing|ly, adverb … Useful english dictionary