lamborn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lamborn history begins in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The lamborn history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The lamborn family originally lived in Cornwall, in the village of Lamborne.

Early Origins of the lamborn family

The surname lamborn was first found in Cornwall where the family held an estate in the parish of Perran Zabuloe dating back to the reign of Edward II. [1]

"In the days of Edward III. about 1330, these lands [of Lamburn, Cornwall] belonged to Sir John Lamburn of Lamburn, in Perransand, whose daughter and heir was married to one of the Arundells of Lanherne." [2]

Early History of the lamborn family

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lamborn Spelling Variations

Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and 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 of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Lamborne, Lambourne, Lamborn, Lambourn and others.

Early Notables of the lamborn family (pre 1700)

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United States lamborn migration to the United States +

In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name lamborn

lamborn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. A.G. Lamborn, aged 41, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1892
  • Mary Lamborn, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1894
lamborn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maurice Lamborn, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • L. Y Lamborn, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. Charles B. Lamborn, aged 70, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • William H. Lamborn, aged 36, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Frances Lamborn, aged 13, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name lamborn (post 1700) +

  • Levi L. Lamborn (1829-1910), American doctor and politician
  • Josiah Lamborn (1809-1847), American lawyer, Attorney General of Illinois from 1840 to 1843
  • Doug Lamborn (b. 1954), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado (2007-)
  • Harry Lamborn (1915-1982), British politician, Member of Parliament for Southwark (1972-1974) and for Peckham (1974-1982)

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print on Facebook
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