lambert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's generation of the lambert family bears a name that was brought to England by the wave of emigration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old German personal name Lambert or Lanbert. These names are both composed of the elements land, which means land or territory and berht, which means bright or famous.

"Lambeth is a word of Anglo-Saxon origin, a corruption of lam-hithe, signifying the loam-hithe or muddy landing-place, and making one of the chief hithes or landing places on the banks of the Thames in Anglo-Saxon times. " [1]

Early Origins of the lambert family

The surname lambert was first found in Surrey where they were descended from the ancient Count of Mons and Louvain, born 940 A.D. died 1004. His three sons were Baldwin, Ralph, and Hugh Lambert. Accompanying Duke William to England at the Battle of Hastings, a Norman chief, Haco Lambert acquired lands from Duke William and is recorded in the Domesday Book.

Descended was Henry Fitz Lambert living in 1235 who was a benefactor of the church at Lincoln. Early records of the family were found the in the parish of Kirkby in Malham Dale in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

"The church is a large and handsome building, of the style that prevailed in the reign of Henry VII., and is the burial-place of the Lambert family, of whom General Lambert was distinguished, on the side of Cromwell, in the civil war." [2]

Early History of the lambert family

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lambert Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Lambert, Lambard, Lamberth and others.

Early Notables of the lambert family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Lambarde, and English draper who served three times as Master of the Drapers' Company, an alderman and a sheriff of London; and his son, William Lambarde (1536-1601), an English antiquarian, writer on legal subjects, and politician; John Lambert (1619-1684), an English Parliamentary general and politician, imprisoned in the Tower of...
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Ireland Migration of the lambert family to Ireland

Some of the lambert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States lambert migration to the United States +

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name lambert or a variant listed above:

lambert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Lambert, aged 23, settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Charles Lambert, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Charles Lambert, aged 23, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [3]
  • Richard Lambert, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [3]
  • Francis Lambert, who arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640 [3]
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lambert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Simon Lambert, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [3]
  • Tho Lambert, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [3]
  • William Lambert, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [3]
  • Johanah Lambert, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [3]
  • Jacques Lambert, aged 24, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
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lambert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Lambert, who landed in New York in 1804 [3]
  • Robert Lambert, who arrived in America in 1806 [3]
  • Anne Lambert, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [3]
  • Juan Santiago Lambert, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [3]
  • Margaret Lambert, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [3]
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lambert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bridget Mary Lambert, who landed in Alabama in 1927 [3]
  • Mary Mechtelds Lambert, who arrived in Alabama in 1927 [3]

Canada lambert migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lambert Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Lambert, who arrived in Canada in 1663
  • Eustache Lambert, son of Eustache and Marie, who married Marie Vanneck in Contrecoeur, Quebec on 31st January 1682 [4]
lambert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Lambert, son of Aubin and Elisabeth, who married Thérèse Bonhomme, daughter of Nicolas and Louise, in Saint-Foy, Quebec on 29th August 1724 [4]
  • Aubin Lambert, son of Jean and Anne, who married Marguerite Demers, daughter of Joseph and Thérese, in Saint-Nicolas on 15th February 1751 [4]
  • Mr. John Lambert U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers [5]
  • Corpl. Cornelius Lambert U.E. (b. 1757) born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers, married to Elizabeth Matthews having 9 children, he died in 1818 [5]
  • Mr. David Lambert U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 [5]
lambert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Francis Lambert, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Jane Lambert, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Patrick Lambert, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Lady Douglas" from New Ross
  • Ms. Alice Lambert, aged 21 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Flora Hastings" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [6]
  • Miss. Mary Lambert, aged 18 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Flora Hastings" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [6]
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Australia lambert migration to Australia +

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

lambert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alexander Lambert, (b. 1812), aged 15, British Labourer who was convicted in Surrey, England for life for attempted murder, transported aboard the "Asia" on 19th November 1827, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Thomas Lambert, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [8]
  • Thomas Lambert, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [9]
  • Benjamin Lambert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [10]
  • Susan Lambert, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [10]
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New Zealand lambert migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

lambert Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Lambert, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Lambert, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Lambert, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • Belinda Lambert, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • William Lambert, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
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Contemporary Notables of the name lambert (post 1700) +

  • Albert Lambert (1875-1946), American Olympic sliver medalist for golf at the 1904 games
  • Benjamin J. Lambert III (1937-2014), American optometrist and politician, elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Carpenter Lambert (1894-1982), American fighter ace who flew in World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Gavin Lambert (1924-2005), British-born screenwriter, novelist, and biographer
  • Percy Edgar Lambert (1881-1913), first person to drive an automobile a hundred miles in an hour
  • Francois "Frank" Lambert (1851-1937), French-born, American inventor best known today for making the second-oldest playable sound recording (1878), on his own version of the phonograph
  • Adam Lambert (b. 1982), American recording artist and stage actor
  • Richard David Lambert (b. 1923), prominent American social scientist
  • Jean Denise Lambert (b. 1950), English politician, Green party member of the European Parliament for London (1999-)
  • John Lambert (1926-1995), British composer and teacher
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Thomas W Lambert (b. 1923), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [11]
RMS Lusitania
  • Master William Patrick Lambert, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [12]
  • Mrs. Delia Lambert, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [12]


Suggested Readings for the name lambert +

  • 261 History of the Lambert Family from Jugenheim in Rheinhessen by Christine Lambert Bertram, The Lambert/Lambeth Family of North Carolina by Mary Norton Doggett.

  1. ^ Hargrave, Basil, Origins and Meanings of Popular Phrases & Names. London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd, Cobham House, 24 and 26 Black Friars Lane, 1949. Print
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 8th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1827
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  9. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  11. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  12. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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