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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. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. 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.

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