Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, lamass is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived 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 lamass family
The surname lamass was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the lamass family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamass research.Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1190, 1248, 1273, 1367, 1620, 1642 and 1360 are included under the topic Early lamass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lamass Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. lamass has been spelled many different ways, including Lammas, Lamas, Lammass, Lammasse, Lammesse, Lamnesse, Lammers, Lammis, Lamis and many more.
Early Notables of the lamass family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lamass family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first lamasss to arrive in North America: Henry and John Lammers, who journeyed to Indiana in 1852; Charlotte Lammers to New York in 1856; and William Lamis to Sacramento in 1867.