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List of famous surveyors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top surveyors in the world? This includes the most prominent surveyors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable surveyors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic surveyors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned surveyors.

This is a list that features people like George Washington and Benjamin Banneker. Featuring American surveyors and more, this list has it all.

From reputable, prominent, and well known surveyors to the lesser known surveyors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the surveyor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous surveyors ever?" and "What are the names of famous surveyors?" then you're in the right place. 

George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more

Benjamin Banneker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Benjamin Banneker was a free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African American woman and a former slave, Banneker ...more

William Austin Burt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
William Austin Burt was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed in America. He is referred to as ...more

Zena Ferry Moody is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Zenas Ferry Moody was the seventh Governor of Oregon from 1882 to 1887.

William Crawford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
William Crawford
William Crawford was an American soldier and surveyor who worked as a western land agent for George Washington. Crawford fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. ...more

Henry Dangar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Henry Dangar
Henry Dangar was a surveyor and explorer of Australia in the early period of British colonisation. He became a successful pastoralist and businessman, and also served as a magistrate and ...more

James Henry Deese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
James Henry Deese was a NASA manager.

Alexander Ralston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Alexander Ralston was one of two co-architects for the design of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.

John Forrest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Sir John Forrest GCMG was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament. As a young man, John Forrest won fame as ...more

Alexander Forrest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Alexander Forrest CMG, was an explorer and surveyor of Western Australia, as well as a politician.

Christopher Greenup is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Christopher Greenup was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative and the third Governor of Kentucky. Little is known about his early life; the first reliable records about him ...more

John Breathitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
John Breathitt was the 11th Governor of Kentucky. He was the first Democrat to hold this office and was the second Kentucky governor to die in office. Shortly after his death, Breathitt County, ...more

Joseph Murphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Joseph Murphy is an Irish Equestrian athlete participating the 2012 London Olympics.

Alney McLean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Alney McLean was a United States Representative from Kentucky. McLean County, Kentucky is named in his honor.

Thomas Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, surveyor and explorer of south-eastern Australia, was born at Grangemouth in Stirlingshire, Scotland. In 1827 he took up an appointment as ...more

Robert Mylne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Robert Mylne was a Scottish architect and civil engineer, particularly remembered for his design for Blackfriars Bridge in London. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he travelled to Europe as a young ...more

David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
David Thompson was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, known to some native peoples as "Koo-Coo-Sint" or "the Stargazer." Over his career he mapped over ...more

Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen FRS FZS FRGS MBOU, known until 1854 as Henry Haversham Austen, was an English topographer, geologist, naturalist and surveyor. He explored the ...more

David Redick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
David Redick was a Pennsylvania surveyor, lawyer, and politician.

Charles Brunsdon Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Charles Brunsdon Fletcher was an English-born Australian surveyor and journalist who served as the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald for twenty years.

Richard Caswell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Richard Caswell was the first and fifth governor of the U.S. State of North Carolina, serving from 1776 to 1780 and from 1785 to 1787.

Robert Seppings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Sir Robert Seppings FRS was an English naval architect. Seppings was born at Fakenham, Norfolk, and in 1782 was apprenticed in Plymouth dockyard. In 1800, when he had risen to be master ...more

Dennis K. Bird is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Dennis K Bird is Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University.

John Henninger Reagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
John Henninger Reagan was an American politician from the U.S. state of Texas. A Democrat, Reagan resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives when Texas seceded from the Union and joined the ...more

Carlo Cattarello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Surveyors
Carlo Cattarello Sr., CM was a corporal in the Canadian armed forces who served combat duty in the Second World War before playing and coaching minor league hockey. In 2001 he was honoured with ...more