Lendrum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Lendrum family
The surname Lendrum 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.  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.
Important Dates for the Lendrum family
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Lendrum Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Landrum, Lendrum, Lentrum and others.
Early Notables of the Lendrum family (pre 1700)
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Lendrum migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lendrum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Lendrum, who is on record in Virginia in 1764
- Thomas Lendrum, who arrived in Virginia in 1765 
- Andrew Lendrum, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1788
Lendrum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Lendrum, who landed in New York in 1811 
- James Lendrum, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 
- J H Lendrum, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Lendrum migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Lendrum Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Lendrum a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
- Robert Lendrum a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
Contemporary Notables of the name Lendrum (post 1700)
- Tom Lendrum (b. 1928), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (2001-2002)
- Robert Noel "Bob" Lendrum (b. 1948), New Zealand rugby union player who played for Counties (1968-1970), Member of the New Zealand All Blacks National Team in 1973
- Lendrum McMeans (1859-1941), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1910 to 1914, Senator of Canada (1917-1941)
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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)