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The prominent surname Lambert originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Lambert is derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "land," which means "land" or "territory," and "berht," which means "bright" or "famous."

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The surname Lambert was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lambert, Lamberre, Lambere, Lambaire, Lambair, Lamberc, Lembert, Lemberre, Lembere, Lembaire, Lembair, Lemberc, Lanbert, Lanberre, Lanbere, Lanbaire, Lanbair, L'Ambert, Ambert, Lambert, Amberd, Amberde, Lamberd, Lamberde, Ambart and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lambert research. Another 649 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1196, 1216, 1366, 1500, 1518, 1569, 1589, 1593, 1594, 1620, 1635, 1698, 1736, 1756, 1789, 1624, 1679, 1610, 1696 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Lambert History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lambert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lambert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Charles Lambert, aged 23, settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Charles Lambert, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Charles Lambert, aged 23, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Richard Lambert, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Francis Lambert, who arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640


Lambert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Simon Lambert, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Tho Lambert, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Wm Lambert, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Johanah Lambert, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Jacques Lambert, aged 24, landed in Louisiana in 1719


Lambert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • George Lambert, who landed in New York in 1804
  • Robt Lambert, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Anne Lambert, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Juan Santiago Lambert, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Margaret Lambert, who landed in New York, NY in 1816


Lambert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Bridget Mary Lambert, who landed in Alabama in 1927
  • Mary Mechtelds Lambert, who arrived in Alabama in 1927

Lambert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. John Lambert U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers
  • Corpl. Cornelius Lambert U.E. (b. 1757) born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers, married to Elizabeth Matthews having 9 children, he died in 1818
  • Mr. David Lambert U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786

Lambert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Francis Lambert, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork
  • Jane Lambert, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork
  • Patrick Lambert, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Lady Douglas" from New Ross

Lambert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Lambert, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Thomas Lambert, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Benjamin Lambert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839
  • Susan Lambert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839
  • W.G. Lambert arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839


Lambert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Lambert landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Lambert landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Lambert, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • Belinda Lambert, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • William Lambert, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857


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  • Mrs. Delia Lambert (d. 1915), American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master William Patrick Lambert (d. 1915), American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Albert Lambert (1875-1946), American Olympic sliver medalist for golf at the 1904 games
  • Benjamin J. Lambert III (1937-2014), American optometrist and politician, elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Carpenter Lambert (1894-1982), American fighter ace who flew in World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Gavin Lambert (1924-2005), British-born screenwriter, novelist, and biographer
  • Percy Edgar Lambert (1881-1913), first person to drive an automobile a hundred miles in an hour
  • Francois "Frank" Lambert (1851-1937), French-born, American inventor best known today for making the second-oldest playable sound recording (1878), on his own version of the phonograph
  • Adam Lambert (b. 1982), American recording artist and stage actor
  • Richard David Lambert (b. 1923), prominent American social scientist

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  • History of the Lambert Family from Jugenheim in Rheinhessen by Christine Lambert Bertram.
  • The Lambert/Lambeth Family of North Carolina by Mary Norton Doggett.
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