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Early Origins of the Lamm family

The surname Lamm was first found in Northumberland, where they were Lords of the manor of West Denton. The earliest record of this name in Scotland appears to be of Adam Lamb of Sympering, who witnessed a charter of lands in Grayden in c. 1288. Adam Lamb and Lambe fiz Austyn de Nibreim (Austin Lamb) both rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. Thomas Lambe was a tenant in Dumfriesshire in 1376. John Lambe of Scotland received twenty pounds from Richard II of England for killing Oweyn of Wales, "the King's enemy in France." Duncan Lam held a tenement in Edinburgh in 1392. A master Archibald Lame taught young monks at the Abbey of Arbroath in 1486. [1]

Early History of the Lamm family

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Lamm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lamb, Lambe, Lam, Mclamb and others.

Early Notables of the Lamm family (pre 1700)

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Lamm Ranking

In the United States, the name Lamm is the 3,093rd most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Lamm family to Ireland

Some of the Lamm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Lamm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lamm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Lamm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [3]
Lamm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Lamm, aged 22, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [3]
  • Michaelis Lamm, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [3]
Lamm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Charley Lamm, who landed in Wisconsin in 1918 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lamm (post 1700) +

  • Norman Lamm (1927-2020), American Modern Orthodox rabbi, scholar, author and Jewish communal leader
  • Robert William Lamm (b. 1944), American keyboardist, singer and songwriter, founding member of the rock band Chicago
  • Emile Lamm (1834-1873), French-born, American inventor and dentist
  • Jan Peder Lamm (b. 1935), Swedish archaeologist
  • August Uno Lamm (1904-1989), Swedish electrical engineer and inventor
  • Heinrich Lamm, German physician, pioneer in optical fibres

The Lamm 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: Palma non sine pulvere
Motto Translation: The palm is not obtained without labour.

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook