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Where did the English Lamb family come from? What is the English Lamb family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lamb family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lamb family history?The name Lamb comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a gentle-hearted person. The surname Lamb originally derived from a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname it could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lamb has undergone many spelling variations, including Lamb, Lambe, Lam and others.
First found in Northumberland where they were Lords of the manor of West Denton. Although, the earliest recorded record of this surname found was of Edward, Wulmar Lamb, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Kent in 1195.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lamb research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1715, 1715, 1545 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Lamb History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lamb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Lamb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lamb were among those contributors:
Lamb Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Lamb Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Lamb Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Lamb Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et fide
Motto Translation: By valour and faith.
The Lamb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lamb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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