Bavaria. lambricht 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. lambricht 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 lambricht family
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 lambricht family
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lambricht Spelling Variations
Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name lambricht include Lambrecht, Lampert (Northern Germany), Lamprecht (Southern Germany), Lamrecht, Lambreckt, Lamreckt and many more.
Early Notables of the lambricht family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lambricht family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first lambrichts to arrive in North America, and among them were: Georg Lambrecht, who emigrated to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and six children. He was followed by Lambrecht Kramer, who came to Philadelphia in 1744.
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