lambtomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lambtomb family

The surname lambtomb was first found in Durham where there is a township named Lambton. "Lambton Hall formerly stood here, and was the residence of the Lambton family until the death of William Lambton, Esq., at the close of the eighteenth century." [1] The first on record was John Lambton, Lord of Lambton, who lived about 1150. His successor was Sir Robert Lambton, Lord of Lambton in 1314. [2]

His direct descendent was Sir William Lambton, a Royalist, who was a cavalry officer in the service of Charles I and was slain at Marston Moor. Now known as Lambton, Tyne and Wear, it is home to the legend of the Lambton Worm, John Lambton, heir to the Lambton estate and his quest to vanquish the giant worm (dragon.) From this legend, a Lambton curse for three generations, a song written in 1867, and an opera named "The Lambton Worm" by Robert Johnson survive.

Early History of the lambtomb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lambtomb research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1582, 1583, 1593, 1644, 1644, 1651, 1717, 1662, 1693, 1640, 1724, 1685, 1698, 1701 and 1702 are included under the topic Early lambtomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lambtomb Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name lambtomb were recorded, including Lambton, Lampton, Lamton, Lambtone and others.

Early Notables of the lambtomb family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Lambton (1505-1582); Robert Lambton (died 1583); Ralph Lambton (died 1593); Colonel Sir William Lambton (died 1644), who fought in the Battle of Marston Moor on 2 July 1644; and his...
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Migration of the lambtomb family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the lambtomb family emigrate to North America: James Lambstone, who arrived in Virginia in 1652.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


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