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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. DROOKS  [key]
Other Forms FormsTrux, Truxes, Druxes, Druxius

Meaning & History

Variant of Trux, which itself is a contracted form of Truxes and derived from the German word Truchsess, ultimately from Middle High German truhsaeze and Old High German truhtsazzo (from truht "band; cohort; regiment" and saza "seat; chair").
In the Middle Ages, a "Truchsess" was the supervisor over a nobleman's larder and kitchen.
Added 6/24/2013 by anonymous
Edited 12/3/2014 by Frollein Gladys