The lambourne 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 lambourne 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 lambourne family originally lived in Cornwall, in the village of Lamborne.
Early Origins of the lambourne family
The surname lambourne 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the lambourne family
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lambourne 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 lambourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lambourne family to the New World and Oceana
Early records show that people bearing the name lambourne arrived in North America quite early:
lambourne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Lambourne, who settled in Virginia in 1689
lambourne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mathew Lambourne, who settled in Maryland in 1730
lambourne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Lambourne, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name lambourne (post 1700)
- Richard Lambourne, American Financial Executive