List of Famous Surveyors

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. 
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  • 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 convention ...more
  • Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was a free African-American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African-American ...more
  • William Austin Burt (June 13, 1792 – August 18, 1858) was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed in ...more
  • Zenas Ferry Moody (May 27, 1832 – March 14, 1917) was the seventh Governor of Oregon from 1882 to 1887.
  • William Crawford

    William Crawford

    William Crawford (2 September 1722 – 11 June 1782) 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 ...more
  • Henry Dangar

    Henry Dangar

    Henry Dangar (1796 - 1861) 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 ...more