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This interesting surname has a number of possible origins. Firstly, it may derive from the Germanic personal name "Drogo" (from the Old Saxon "(gi)drog", ghost, phantom), the name borne by a son of Charlemagne, which became popular in France and was introduced into Britain by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066. It may also be a nickname from the Old French "dru", favourite, lover (from the Old High German element "drut", meaning dear, beloved). It may also be habitational from a number of places in France called Dreux, or from places which derive their names from the Old French element "rieux", meaning streams...

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