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Early Origins of the Lambdin family

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.

Early History of the Lambdin family

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Lambdin Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Lambdin family (pre 1700)

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Lambdin Ranking

In the United States, the name Lambdin is the 12,023rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Lambdin migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Robert Lambdin, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [2]
  • William Lambdin, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [2]

Australia Lambdin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lambdin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Lambdin (post 1700) +

  • Lambdin Purdy Milligan (1812-1899), American lawyer, farmer, and leader of the Knights of the Golden Circle during the American Civil War

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from on Facebook