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Where did the English Limbaugh family come from? What is the English Limbaugh family crest and coat of arms? When did the Limbaugh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Limbaugh family history?The distinguished surname Limbaugh emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la or de le, which mean of the or from the. The Limbaugh family originally lived in Huntingdonshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Lombard, Lombart, Limbough, Limbaugh and others.
First found in Renfrewshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Limbaugh research. Another 166 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1554, 1560, and 1625 are included under the topic Early Limbaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Limbaugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Limbaugh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 182 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Limbaugh were Bernard Lombard, who settled in New England in 1630; Garret Lombard arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Michael Lombard settled in New Orleans in 1821 with his wife and four children..
The Limbaugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Limbaugh 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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