Draper


Draper
This long-established and distinguished surname, with no less than fifteen Coats of Arms, and several notable entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography", is of Old French origin, and is an occupational name for a maker or seller of woollen cloth, deriving from the Old French "drapier", Anglo-Norman French "draper" (a derivative of "drap", cloth). Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. Early examples of the surname include: Robert le Drapier (Lincolnshire, 1181); Auwred le Draper (Cambridgeshire, 1273); and Johannes Drapour, "drapour", noted in the 1379 Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire. Notable bearers of the name include: Sir Christopher Draper, Lord Mayor of London (1567); Sir William Draper, lieutenant-general (1777), and lieutenant-governor of Minorca, 1779 - 1782; and Edward Alured Draper (1776 - 1841), page of honour to George 111. An early settler in the New World was Thomas Draper, aged 26 yrs., who embarked from London on the ship "Paule" bound for Virginia in July 1635. The surname Draper is widely recorded in Ireland from the 17th Century, and its early connection with Ulster, is perpetuated in the County Derry placename Draperstown. The Coat of Arms most associated with the name is described thus: "Gules, four bendlets gold, on a chief per fess argent and ermines, three fleurs-de-lis sable". The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hugo Drapier, which was dated 1148, in the "Pipe Rolls of Hampshire", during the reign of King Stephen, known as "Count of Blois", 1135 - 1154. 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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  • draper — [ drape ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1636; « fabriquer le drap » 1225; de drap I ♦ V. tr. 1 ♦ Techn. Convertir (une étoffe de laine) en drap par le foulage, le lainage, etc. Spécialt Effectuer le lainage de (une étoffe). ⇒ lainer. 2 ♦ (1677) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Draper — heißen die Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Draper (Pennsylvania) Draper (South Dakota) Draper (Utah) Draper (Virginia) Draper (Wisconsin) Draper ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles Stark Draper (1901–1987), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Draper — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Draper es una ciudad en el condado de Salt Lake, estado de Utah, Estados Unidos. Se encuentra a unos 30 km al sur de Salt Lake City, a lo largo del Wasatch Front en la cordillera Wasatch. Entre los años 1990 y 2000,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • draper — DRAPER. v. a. Couvrir de drap. Il ne se dit au propre que Des carrosses, des litières et des chaises à porteurs, qu on couvre de deuil. Draper un carrosse, draper une chaise. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi absolum. Les Princes, les Ducs drapent. Le Roi… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Draper — Draper, SD U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 92 Housing Units (2000): 57 Land area (2000): 0.643974 sq. miles (1.667886 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.643974 sq. miles (1.667886 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • draper — Draper. v. a. Couvrir de drap. Il ne se dit au propre que des carrosses, des litieres, & des chaises à porter, &c. qu on couvre de deuil. Draper un carrosse. draper une chaise. le Roy drape de violet, & les Cardinaux aussi. Il sign. fig. Railler… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Draper, SD — U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 92 Housing Units (2000): 57 Land area (2000): 0.643974 sq. miles (1.667886 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.643974 sq. miles (1.667886 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Draper, UT — U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 25220 Housing Units (2000): 6588 Land area (2000): 30.343507 sq. miles (78.589319 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006263 sq. miles (0.016222 sq. km) Total area (2000): 30.349770 sq. miles (78.605541 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • draper — (n.) mid 14c. (mid 12c. as a surname), one who weaves and/or sells cloth, from Anglo Fr. draper, O.Fr. drapier (13c.) draper, clothes seller, clothes maker, agent noun from drap (see DRAPE (Cf. drape) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • draper — Draper, actiu. acut. Est faire de toutes façons un drap, comme, si vous disiez Pannare, pannos conficere. Selon ce on dit, Il drappe bien, Optimus pannifex est. Draper aussi par metaphore se prend pour harper et prendre l autruy sous pretexte de… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Draper — Dra per, n. [F. drapier.] One who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English