lambrechts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the lambrechts family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. lambrechts is one of the most common styles of German surname, that of patronymics and matronymics - names derived from the given names of the father or mother of their original bearers. lambrechts is derived from the Old Germanic name Landbehrt, which means shining land or holy land. The name Lambert, with its many regional variations, was popular both as a first and last name throughout the Middle Ages. This was partly owing to the fame of Bishop Lambertus von Maastricht who lived in the 8th century.

Early Origins of the lambrechts family

The surname lambrechts was first found in Franconia, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name Lambrecht with its many regional variations was much loved both as a first and last name throughout the Middle Ages. This was partly owing to the fame of Bishop Lambertus von Maastricht who lived around 700 AD. The oldest Germanic variation is Land-behrt, meaning literally "shining-land" or "holy-land." The variation Lamprecht especially became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts of the Middle Ages, where each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.

Early History of the lambrechts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lambrechts research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1103, 1523, 1698, 1786, 1807, 1817, 1731, 1088, 1486, 1530, 1680, 1731, 1728 and 1777 are included under the topic Early lambrechts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lambrechts Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name lambrechts include Lambrecht, Lampert (Northern Germany), Lamprecht (Southern Germany), Lamrecht, Lambreckt, Lamreckt and many more.

Early Notables of the lambrechts family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name lambrechts in this period include Lambert of Hersfeld (d.1088), a German chronicler and historian, who was a Thuringian by birth and became a Benedictine monk. Francis Lambert (1486-1530) was a Protestant reformer who became head of theological faculty in Marburg. Jan Baptist Lambrechts (1680-c.1731) was a Flemish painter mainly...
Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lambrechts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States lambrechts migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name lambrechts or a variant listed above:

lambrechts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maths Lambrechts, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name lambrechts (post 1700) +

  • Morten Diderik Emil Lambrechts (1824-1900), Norwegian jurist and politician, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway (1887–1900)
  • Finn Lambrechts DFC (1900-1956), Norwegian military officer, Lieutenant General of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, Chief of Defence of Norway
  • Esther Lambrechts (1919-2011), Flemish singer, best known for her classic "Oh Lieve Vrouwetoren"
  • Charles Joseph Mathieu Lambrechts (1753-1825), Belgian-born lawyer and politician, Minister of Justice in France during the French Revolution
  • Burger Lambrechts (b. 1973), South African six-time gold medalist shot putter
  • Jos Lambrechts (1936-2015), Belgian sprinter in the men's 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics


  1. ^ 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)


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