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Matt Sanders
Posted on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 8:26 pm:   

I just found your site as I have been researching the Drake name. I am 16 generations on from Sir Francis Drake through my grandfather's family which can trace it's roots back to Somerset area and beyond.

I have even found reference to the name having Norweigian origins.I suspect it might go back possibly to Germanic / Viking origins possibly being a transaltion of the German 'Drache' or Dragon, quite interesting as I now live in Wales!

Matt Sanders
Roy Andrews
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 8:19 am:   

Hi there Matt and thanks for your message. Would love to be able to publish your material on the Drake site - fascinated in the Somerset connection as my Drake originated from the North Devon border as well.
Melody Clark
Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 11:43 am:   

Hi, I am related to Sir Francis Drake on my grandfathers side and the only thing that I know is that his youngest brother is my very great grandfather and that our family has three castles in England that had belonged to Sir Francis Drake. I know that when Drake died he left everything that he had to his youngest brother. I don't know any of the youngest brothers children, I don't know his name, I don't know who he married, all I know is that somewhere down the line one of the Drake's had a son named James N. Drake and he married a women named Frances S. McHarness. I would appreciate it if you could help me. If you think that you have any information that might help me please e-mail me at

Thank You

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