The name lamasse is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family 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 lamasse family
The surname lamasse was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the lamasse family
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lamasse Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lamasse were recorded, including Lammas, Lamas, Lammass, Lammasse, Lammesse, Lamnesse, Lammers, Lammis, Lamis and many more.
Early Notables of the lamasse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lamasse family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the lamasse family emigrate to 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.