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Type Surname (from nickname)

Meaning & History

Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from druerie "love, friendship" (itself a derivative of dru "lover, favourite, friend" - originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning "strong, vigourous, lively", but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trut, drut "dear, beloved").

Alternatively (also as a French and English surname) it may be derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the Old High German elements triuwa "truth, trust" and ric "power".

As an Irish surname it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh meaning "son of the druid" (from draoi "druid", genitive druadh).
Added 3/27/2012 by SeaHorse15