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

lamar Early Origins



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.

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lamar Spelling Variations


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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.

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lamar Early History


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lamar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamar research. Another 375 words (27 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.

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lamar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lamar Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Thomas Lamar, who landed in Virginia in 1660

lamar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Phial Lamar, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Anton Lamar, who landed in America in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name lamar (post 1700)


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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

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Suggested Readings for the name lamar


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Suggested Readings for the name lamar



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The lamar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lamar 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 June 2016 at 13:31.

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