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Multiple Origins for the Surname Drever


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Drever Early Origins



The surname Drever was first found in Orkney (Gaelic: Insi Orc, “Island of the wild pigs”), and Shetland where they held a family seat at Fitch in the parish of Tingwall (Dingwall.) The Viking influence of northern Scotland developed as a stepping stone to Iceland from Scandinavia. Many Viking expeditions were started from the Orkneys and the northern tip. Rollo, first Duke of Normandy, started his conquest of that part of France as an expeditionary from here. Later the name was found in Kirkwall.

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Drever Spelling Variations


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Drever Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Drever, Dreaver, Draver, Dravar, Draver and others.

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Drever Early History


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Drever Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drever research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1615, 1630, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Drever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drever Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Drever Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drever Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harvey Drever, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1856
  • James Drever, aged 11, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1894

Drever Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Drever, aged 2, who arrived in America from Glasgow, in 1903
  • William Drever, aged 29, who arrived in America from Kirkwall, Scotland, in 1907
  • Jane Drever, aged 47, who arrived in America from Berwick, Scotland, in 1907
  • Jane Drever, aged 29, who arrived in America from Kirkwall, Scotland, in 1907
  • Margt. J. Drever, aged 1, who arrived in America from Kirkwall, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Drever Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Drever, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Drever (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Drever (post 1700)



  • Ronald W.P. Drever, Scottish experimental physicist, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology, co-recipient of the 2007 Einstein Prize
  • James Drever (1910-1991), Scottish academic, the 1st Principal of the University of Dundee, son of James Drever, the Scottish psychologist
  • Kris Drever, Scottish contemporary folk musician and songwriter
  • James Drever FRSE (1873-1950), Scottish educational psychologist, the first Professor of Psychology at a Scottish university
  • Constance Drever (b. 1948), British actress and singer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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The Drever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Drever Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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