Recent research shows that the surname Drain has been established in Europe for over 900 years. Records dating back to 1004 suggest there was a contingency of Drain's in the county of Surrey. This was a regular term throughout the Middle Ages in Northern England, but now the surname is fairly widespread in the UK.
Drain is the 741st most popular surname in the UK. There are approximately 108111 with the name Drain living in the UK. A tarnished history is evident, especially around the winter of 1885 when Tim Drain stole a race horse and was sentenced to prison. 124