Driver Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Driver Name Meaning: An occupational name for a driver of horses or oxen teams.

From Old English 'drifan' to drive and later French 'drevere'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Driver Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Driver family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 154
Female Servant 94
Cotton Weaver 65
Weaver 56
Independent 43
Labourer 40
Worsted Weaver 38
Farmer 30
Male Servant 23
Wool Comber 21
Shoe Maker 20
Grocer 13
Ag Labourer 12
Dress Maker 11
Gardener 11
Carpenter 10
Tailor 10
Apprentice 9
Cotton Spinner 8
House Keeper 8
Weaver Cotton 8
Mariner 7
Joiner 7
Spinner 6
Lab 6

Driver Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Driver 100% 37,799
2 Drover 83% 1,174
3 Drever 83% 399

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The surname Driver is the most popular version of all its varients

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