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lambton Early Origins



The surname lambton 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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.

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lambton Spelling Variations


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lambton Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name lambton include Lambton, Lampton, Lamton, Lambtone and others.

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lambton Early History


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lambton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lambton research. Another 107 words (8 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 lambton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lambton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lambton Early Notables (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...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lambton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lambton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Lambton, aged 24, a miner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Janet Lambton, aged 50, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Jane Lambton, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name lambton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lambton (post 1700)



  • John George Lambton (1792-1840), 1st Earl of Durham, English statesman best known for his report on Canada, which laid the basis for the country's Dominion status
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Lambton FRS (1753-1823), British soldier, surveyor, and geographer
  • Antony Lambton (1922-2006), formerly 6th Earl of Durham, later Viscount Lambton, better known as "Lord Lambton"
  • Ann Katharine Swynford Lambton, British Professor of Persian, University of London, England
  • Edward Lambton (b. 1961), 7th Earl of Durham, British musician

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Citations



  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.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The lambton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lambton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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