Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 15,335 people named Drake in the UK. That makes it the 654th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 243 are named Drake.
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Related and similar surnamesDredge
The Drake surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.