The distinguished surname laming emerged among the industrious people of Flanders
, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish
and English nations, many Flemish
migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name
. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic
surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish
surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin,
which became very frequent in England
during the 14th century. The surname laming is derived from the Old French name Lambert.
This is derived from the Old German names Lambert
which literally mean land-bright.
The surname laming is derived from the pet form Lamb,
and features the diminutive suffix -in.
Early Origins of the laming family
The surname laming was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where the family held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the laming family
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laming Spelling Variations
surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations
. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish
settlers in England
, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish
names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Lambin, Lampen, Lampin, Lamin, Laming, Lammin, Lamming, Lambing, Lamping, Lambyn, Lamyn, Lambingham, Lammin and many more.
Early Notables of the laming family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the laming family to the New World and Oceana
The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name laming:
laming Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Laming to Barbados in 1658
laming Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alexander Laming, aged 45, who landed in America from Gillingham England, in 1907
- George Laming, aged 31, who settled in America from Canterbury, England, in 1909
- Whitsed Laming, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1909
- Sarah Jane Laming, aged 38, who settled in America from Lucester, England, in 1911
- Alfred Thomas Laming, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Maidstone, England, in 1911
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laming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Henry Laming, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
Contemporary Notables of the name laming (post 1700)
- The Very Rev Frank Fairbairn Laming (1953-1966), Scottish Anglican priest, Provost of St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow
- Richard Laming (1798-1879), British surgeon, natural philosopher, inventor, chemist and industrialist from Margate, England
- Bruce Laming, former Australian Liberal Party politician in the Queensland parliament
- William Herbert Laming CBE (b. 1936), Baron Laming, British social worker and Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords
- Andrew Charles Laming (b. 1966), Australian politician, member of the House of Representatives
The laming 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: Agnus Dei mihi salus
Motto Translation: The lamb of God is my salvation
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