lamas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name lamas date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the parish of Lammas in the dioceses of Norwich which was registered in the Domesday Book of 1086, as the holding of Ralph de Beaufour. This place-name may also be associated with the village of Lamarsh in the county of Essex. Lamarsh was recorded as a thriving farming community on lands held by Ranulf Peverel.

Early Origins of the lamas family

The surname lamas was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the lamas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamas research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1190, 1248, 1273, 1367, 1620, 1642 and 1360 are included under the topic Early lamas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lamas Spelling Variations

lamas has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name lamas have been found, including Lammas, Lamas, Lammass, Lammasse, Lammesse, Lamnesse, Lammers, Lammis, Lamis and many more.

Early Notables of the lamas family (pre 1700)

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United States lamas migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first lamass to arrive on North American shores:

lamas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrus Allen Lamas, aged 35, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Manuel LAMAS, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1859 [1]
  • Sixto Lamas, who arrived in Pueeto Rico in 1883 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name lamas (post 1700) +

  • Lorenzo Lamas (b. 1958), American actor
  • Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1880-1959), Argentine statesman and foreign minister, who received the Nobel peace prize in 1936
  • Fernando Lamas (1915-1982), Argentine actor and director


  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)


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