Origins Available: French
The name Lamphier is from the Languedoc
region of southern France, it came from the ancient Greek personal name
Petros and the Biblical name Peter, meaning rock.
Early Origins of the Lamphier family
The surname Lamphier was first found in Languedoc
where this impressive family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Lamphier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lamphier research.Another 535 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1116, 1200, 1217, 1286, 1380, 1462, 1500, 1540, 1548, 1550, 1557, 1600, 1697, 1700, 1771, 1776, 1784, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Lamphier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lamphier Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Lamphier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Pierre, Pierres, De Pierre, De Pierres, Pyerre, Pyerres, De Pyerre, De Pyerres, Lapierre, Lapierres, La Pierre, La Pierres, La Pyerre, La Pyerres, Lanphere, Lanpher, Lanphier and many more.
Early Notables of the Lamphier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lamphier family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Lamphier has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lamphier were
Lamphier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William B. Lamphier, who arrived in Providence, Rhode Island in 1837
The Lamphier Motto
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: Armé pour le roi
Motto Translation: Armed for the king