Lamaye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Lamaye family
The surname Lamaye was first found in Northumberland where Robert and Henry Lambi were recorded in the Pipe Rolls of 1203. 
At about the same time a little further north in Scotland, it was "a name once of good repute as a native name in Angus, though those who bear it in modern times have sought a French origin, and spell it L'Ami. Henry Lambi was a charter witness in Dundee, 1281. Gilbert Lamby and John Lamby were members of inquest made at St. Andrews in 1302-1203." 
Early History of the Lamaye family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lamaye research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1302, 1364, 1372, 1401, 1527, 1542, 1628, 1617, 1613, 1730, 1772, 1565, 1533, 1561, 1564 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Lamaye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lamaye Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lambie, Lamby, L'Ami, Lammie, L'Amy, Lampe and others.
Early Notables of the Lamaye family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Andrew Lamby who was one of those accused of part in the murder of David Riccio in 1565. Born in 1533, he was secretary to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots; he helped to arrange her marriage to Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. As the son of a musician, he went to Scotland with the Duke of Savoy's ambassador in 1561. After...
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Migration of the Lamaye family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Lambi, who settled in Philadelphia in 1874; Joshua Lamby settled in Barbados in 1663; Adam and Marg Lamby arrived in Texas in 1848.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per varios casus
Motto Translation: By various fortunes.
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)