lamar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lamar surname comes from the Old French word "marre," meaning "a ram."

Early Origins of the lamar family

The surname lamar was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this important family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the lamar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamar research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1610, 1629, 1637, 1653, 1660, 1674, 1680, 1712, and 1738 are included under the topic Early lamar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lamar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marre, Marres, Mar, La Marre, La Mare, La Marres, La Mares, La Mar, Maur, Maure, Maures, Maurre, Maurres, More, Mores, Morre, Mars, Maurs, Moure, Mourre, Merre, Mer, Mere and many more.

Early Notables of the lamar family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early lamar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States lamar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lamar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Frances LaMar, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Thomas Lamar, who landed in Virginia in 1660 [1]
lamar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Phial Lamar, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Anton Lamar, who landed in America in 1783 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name lamar (post 1700) +

  • William Harmong "Good Time Bill" Lamar (1897-1970), American Major League Baseball left fielder
  • Holly Lamar, American country music singer-songwriter
  • Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893), American politician and jurist from Mississippi, United States Secretary of the Interior
  • Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857-1916), Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court appointed by President William Howard Taft
  • Joffre Lamar Stewart (1925-2019), American poet, anarchist, and pacifist
  • Kenneth Lamar Holland (b. 1934), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1975-83
  • Douglas Lamar Inman (1920-2016), American Professor emeritus of Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Ellison Lamar Kelly (1935-2016), American CFL football offensive lineman, inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (1992)
  • Calvin Lamar Pace (b. 1980), American football outside linebacker for the New York Jets
  • Jabaal Lamar Sheard (b. 1989), American NFL football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns

Suggested Readings for the name lamar +

  • 2899 Thomas Lamar, The Immigrant by Donnis Mott Borchers, Genealogical Notes on a Branch of the Family of Mayes by Edward Mayes.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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