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Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish
The name lambe is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a gentle-hearted person. The surname lambe originally derived from a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname it could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
The surname lambe was first found in Northumberland where they were Lords of the manor of West Denton. Although, the earliest recorded record of this surname found was of Edward, Wulmar Lamb, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Kent in 1195.
lambe has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Lamb, Lambe, Lam and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lambe research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1450, 1504, 1715, 1715, 1545, 1628 and are included under the topic Early lambe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Distinguished members of the family include Walter Lambe (1450-1504), an English composer, many of his works appear in the the Eton Chioirbook; Benjamin Lamb ( fl. 1715), an English organist of Eton College and verger of St. George's...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lambe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the lambe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first lambes to arrive on North American shores:
lambe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
lambe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
lambe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
lambe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
lambe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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: Virtute et fide
Motto Translation: By valour and faith.
The lambe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lambe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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