L'amy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the L'amy family
The surname L'amy was first found in Northumberland where Robert and Henry Lambi were recorded in the Pipe Rolls of 1203. 
At about the same time a little further north in Scotland, it was "a name once of good repute as a native name in Angus, though those who bear it in modern times have sought a French origin, and spell it L'Ami. Henry Lambi was a charter witness in Dundee, 1281. Gilbert Lamby and John Lamby were members of inquest made at St. Andrews in 1302-1203." 
Early History of the L'amy family
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L'amy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lambie, Lamby, L'Ami, Lammie, L'Amy, Lampe and others.
Early Notables of the L'amy family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Andrew Lamby who was one of those accused of part in the murder of David Riccio in 1565. Born in 1533, he was secretary to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots; he helped to arrange her marriage to Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. As the son of a musician, he went to Scotland with the Duke of Savoy's ambassador in 1561. After...
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L'amy World Ranking
In the United States, the name L'amy is the 18,607th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Quebec, Canada, the name L'amy is ranked the 687th most popular surname.  And in France, the name L'amy is the 198th popular surname with an estimated 17,065 people with that name. 
| L'amy migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
L'amy Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Isaac Lamy, who arrived in Quebec in 1663 from Normandy
- Normand Lamy, who arrived in Quebec in 1680 from Normandy
|Contemporary Notables of the name L'amy (post 1700) ||+|
- Jean-Claude Lamy (1941-2018), French journalist, writer and publisher from Valence, in the Drôme department
- Gérard Lamy (1919-2016), Canadian Social Credit Party politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Laflèche (1962-1963)
- Jean-Joseph Lamy de Boisconteau, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Charles François Joseph de Lamy, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Louis Augustin Lamy d'Hangest, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Francois Joseph Lamy (1858-1900), French explorer
- Etienne Marie Lamy (1845-1919), French politician
- Claude Auguste Lamy (1820-1878), French chemist
- Herve Lamy, French classical tenor
- Jean Baptiste Lamy (1814-1888), French Roman Catholic clergyman and the first Archbishop of Santa Fe (New Mexico)
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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: Per varios casus
Motto Translation: By various fortunes.
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec, https://statistique.quebec.ca/en/document/family-names-in-quebec/tableau/the-first-1000-family-names-by-rank-quebec
- Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 27) Jean-Joseph Lamy. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 27) Charles Lamy. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 27) Louis Lamy. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html