Drayton

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English attested as Drægtune, Draigtun or Draituna from dræg- +‎ tūn, meaning an enclosure or town where logs are dragged. The first element from draġan ‎(to draw), from Proto-Germanic *draganą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreǵ- ‎(draw, pull, drag), the second element from Proto-Germanic *tūną ‎(enclosure), from Gaulish dunum, from Proto-Celtic *dūnom, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuHnom ‎(enclosure), from *dheuh₂, *dhuh₂, *dʰewh₂- ‎(to finish, come full circle). See dray ‎(a drawn cart, sledge or sled).


Proper noun[edit]

Drayton

  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of several places in England, with more in other countries named after the English ones
    1. Drayton, Norfolk
    2. Drayton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire
    3. Drayton, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire
    4. Drayton, Somerset
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Brythonic *Dray (cognate with Welsh tref ‎(town)) + Old English tūn ‎(town, enclosure). First element from Proto-Celtic *trebā ‎(settlement) (compare Old Irish treb ‎(farm, holding)), from Proto-Indo-European *treb- ‎(settlement) (compare Old English þorp ‎(village), Lithuanian troba ‎(house)), the second element, ultimately also of Celtic origin, is detailed above.

Proper noun[edit]

Drayton

  1. A surname​.
  2. Drayton, Northamptonshire
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