The surname lambdin 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.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. lambdin occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Lamben, Lampden, Lamden, Lambdin, Lamdin and others.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name lambdin, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
lambdin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Martha Lambdin, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 
Robert Lambdin, who landed in Virginia in 1638 
William Lambdin, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 
^ 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)