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Drever History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Drever family


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.

Early History of the Drever family


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Drever Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Drever family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Drever family to the New World and Oceana


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

Drever Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Drever, British settler travelling from London via Cobh aboard the ship "Sir George Pollock" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th September 1859 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

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


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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