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Early Origins of the Landrum family

The surname Landrum was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The name Lendrum is thought to be of local origin from the place so named near Turriff, Aberdeenshire. [1]

The Celtic word "lendrum" means 'moor of the ridge.' The earliest mention of a variation of the name is of a Thomas Leintron, who was a baillie in St. Andrews, 13 miles south of Dundee in 1582.

Early History of the Landrum family

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Landrum Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Landrum, Lendrum, Lentrum and others.

Early Notables of the Landrum family (pre 1700)

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Landrum Ranking

In the United States, the name Landrum is the 2,246th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [2]

United States Landrum migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Landrum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Landrum, who arrived in New York in 1811 [3]
  • Larkin Landrum was recorded in Texas in 1846
  • B. Landrum, J. H. Landrum, and W. Landrum arrived at the port of San Francisco in 1850-51
  • J H Landrum, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • W M Landrum, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Landrum (post 1700) +

  • Thomas William Landrum (b. 1957), American former right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Major-General Eugene Manuel Landrum (1891-1967), American Commanding General 71st Division (1944) [4]
  • Reverend John Landrum, eponym of Landrum, South Carolina who donated land for the original train depot in 1880
  • Philip M Landrum (1907-1990), American member of Congress from Georgia
  • Dan Landrum (b. 1961), American hammered dulcimer player
  • John Morgan Landrum (1815-1861), American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1859-61 [5]
  • John J. Landrum, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1876 [5]
  • James M. Landrum, American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention from Walton County, 1865 [5]
  • Clarence U. Landrum, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1949-52 [5]
  • C. U. Landrum, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1928 [5]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Landrum +

  • The Landrum Family of Fayette County, Georgia by Joel P. Shedd.

  1. ^ 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)
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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Eugene Landrum. Retrieved from
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook