lamberth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

lamberth is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. lamberth 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]

Jaenbert, Janbriht, Jambert, Genberht, Lambert or Lanbriht (d. 791), was Archbishop of Canterbury, consecrated abbot of St. Augustine's at Canterbury in 760, and was regarded with friendship by Eadbert, king of Kent. "When foiled in his attempt to secure the body of Archbishop Bregwin for burial in his monastery, he appealed against the claim of the monks of Christ Church. His resolute behaviour excited the admiration of his opponents; they knew that he was prudent and able, and they had, it is said, no fancy for defending their claim at Rome. Accordingly they elected him to the vacant archbishopric, and he appears to have been consecrated on Septuagesima Sunday, 2 Feb. 766, and to have received the pall from Pope Paul I, probably in the course of 767." [2]

"Lambert, Lanbert 'land-bright', a popular name from the 12th century, [was] probably introduced from Flanders where St Lambert of Maestricht was highly venerated." [3]

Early Origins of the lamberth family

The surname lamberth 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." [4]

Early History of the lamberth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamberth research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1153, 1532, 1536, 1601, 1619, 1684, 1660, 1615, 1659, 1600, 1660, 1628, 1691, 1647, 1649, 1649, 1702, 1742 and are included under the topic Early lamberth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lamberth Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lamberth were recorded, including Lambert, Lambard, Lamberth and others.

Early Notables of the lamberth 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...
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lamberth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lamberth Ranking

In the United States, the name lamberth is the 17,269th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [5]

Ireland Migration of the lamberth family to Ireland

Some of the lamberth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia lamberth migration to Australia +

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

lamberth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Lamberth, British Convict who was convicted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for 14 years, transported aboard the "Candahar" on 26th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name lamberth (post 1700) +

  • Noah Lamberth, American cinematographer and editor, known for In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom (2014), Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan (2012) and Skits-O-Frenic (2015)
  • Chris Lamberth, .American actor, known for Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) and Jessica Jones (2015)
  • William G. Lamberth (b. 1977), American politician, Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
  • Royce Charles Lamberth (b. 1943), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2013-), Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2008-2013)
  • Arne Lamberth (1926-1977), Swedish composer, known for for his work on Landmandsliv (1965), The Young Have No Time (1956) and Hvor går Karl hen? (1957)


  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. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/candahar


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