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Re: Draff origins
Posted by: Gordon Draffin (ID *****2825) Date: December 22, 2002 at 20:53:50
In Reply to: Draff origins by Ted Draffen of 93

Hi Ted,
I believe the Scottish origins near Lesmahagow are the true source. My belief is that the Draffins in northern Ireland etc are there as a result of the "Plantations" of Scots settlers by the English in the 17th century. I think that about 100,000 people were migrated in this way, the Draffins, Draffens and Draffans among them.
Your reference to the left over grain husks is intriguing though -and probably quite relevant to the formation of the name.

Best wishes-
Gordon John Draffin

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