lamarr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lamarr family

The surname lamarr was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Throughout the centuries this ancient family expanded, developed, and grew in size and influence. Due to his great wealth, one of the descendants, Ramond de la Marca, was the primary owner of the possessions of the family. He owned lands that spread from the West Coast up to the river of Ariège and was a most respected person in his community as he contributed prominently to the region's affairs, either political or cultural.

In 1703 Jean Lamarque was the Counsellor at the Tribunal of Appeal in Palmiers. Following the strong tradition of his father, Jean-Samson Lamarque of Saint-Paulet became a famous Lawyer in Parliament in the 18th century. The family held to its beliefs through the years and, being very rich, noble Jean Victor Lamarque became the dominant owner of the fortune and the lands of St-Paulet, of Griffe and of St-Antoine in the 19th century.

Early History of the lamarr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamarr research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1600, and 1703 are included under the topic Early lamarr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lamarr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lamarque, Lamarqua, Marque, Lamarca, de Marca, de la Marque, Marques, Lamarc and many more.

Early Notables of the lamarr family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lamarr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the lamarr family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Lamark settled in Philadelphia in 1834; François Lamarque settled in San Francisco in 1850.


Contemporary Notables of the name lamarr (post 1700) +

  • Barbara La Marr (1896-1926), born Reatha Dale Watson, popular American stage and motion picture actress from Yakima, Washington who appeared in 27 films between 1920 and 1926; she died from pulmonary tuberculosis and nephritis at age 29
  • Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000), born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, Austrian-American actress, scientist, inventor and mathematician who co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications
  • Dewey LaMarr Hoyt (b. 1955), former American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher
  • LaMarr Dewayne Woodley (b. 1984), American NFL football linebacker for Pittsburgh Steelers (2007–2013), Oakland Raiders (2014) and the Arizona Cardinals (2015)


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