lambden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lambden family

The surname lambden was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in the lands of Lamben in Berwickshire anciently known as Hassington.

Important Dates for the lambden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lambden research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1261 and 1317 are included under the topic Early lambden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lambden Spelling Variations

The name lambden, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Lamben, Lampden, Lamden, Lambdin, Lamdin and others.

Early Notables of the lambden family (pre 1700)

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lambden migration to the United States

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the lambden family, or who bore a variation of the surname lambden were

lambden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Lambden, who landed in New York in 1826 [1]

lambden migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lambden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • George Lambden, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Contemporary Notables of the name lambden (post 1700)

  • James R Lambden, American Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division in California
  • Tony Lambden, British film actor

Citations

  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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