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lambin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname lambin emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin, which became very frequent in England during the 14th century. The surname lambin is derived from the Old French name Lambert. This is derived from the Old German names Lambert and Lanbert, which literally mean land-bright. The surname lambin is derived from the pet form Lamb, and features the diminutive suffix -in.

Early Origins of the lambin family

The surname lambin was first found in Cambridgeshire, where the family held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the lambin family

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lambin Spelling Variations

Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Lambin, Lampen, Lampin, Lamin, Laming, Lammin, Lamming, Lambing, Lamping, Lambyn, Lamyn, Lambingham, Lammin and many more.

Early Notables of the lambin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the lambin family to the New World and Oceana

A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name lambin: W. Lamyn, who sailed to St. Christopher in 1635; Edward Laming to Barbados in 1658; Thomas Lampin to Virginia in 1658; and Francis Lamin to New York in 1823. The family also settled in Pittsburgh, where Michael and Anne Lambing were recorded in the 1890s..

Contemporary Notables of the name lambin (post 1700)

  • Denis Lambin, French classical scholar

The lambin Motto

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: Agnus Dei mihi salus
Motto Translation: The lamb of God is my salvation

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