lambson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name lambson comes from the baptismal name Lambert. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Early Origins of the lambson family

The surname lambson was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the lambson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lambson research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, 1626, 1689, and 1770 are included under the topic Early lambson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lambson Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name lambson has appeared include Lambson, Lampson, Lamson, Lambesune, Lambeson and others.

Early Notables of the lambson family (pre 1700)

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United States lambson migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name lambson arrived in North America very early:

lambson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C. Lambson, who arrived in New York in 1823

Contemporary Notables of the name lambson (post 1700) +

  • Barry Lambson (b. 1958), South African former cricket umpire who stood in five Test matches between 1992 and 1995

The lambson 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: Persevera et vince
Motto Translation: Persevere and conquer. on Facebook
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