The ancestors of the lammard family first reached the shores of England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Their name is derived from the Old German personal name Lambert
These names are both composed of the elements land,
which means land or territory
which means bright or famous.
Early Origins of the lammard family
The surname lammard was first found in Surrey
where they were descended from the ancient Count of Mons and Louvain, born 940 A.D. died 1004. His three sons were Baldwin, Ralph, and Hugh Lambert. Accompanying Duke William to England
at the Battle of Hastings, a Norman chief, Haco Lambert acquired lands from Duke William and is recorded in the Domesday Book
Descended was Henry Fitz Lambert living in 1235 who was a benefactor of the church at Lincoln. Early records of the family were found the in the parish of Kirkby in Malham Dale in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
"The church is a large and handsome building, of the style that prevailed in the reign of Henry VII., and is the burial-place of the Lambert family, of whom General Lambert was distinguished, on the side of Cromwell, in the civil war." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the lammard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lammard research.Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1153, 1532, 1536, 1601, 1619, 1684, 1660, 1615, 1659, 1600, 1660, 1628, 1691, 1647, 1649, 1649, 1702, 1742 and are included under the topic Early lammard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lammard Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Lambert, Lambard, Lamberth and others.
Early Notables of the lammard family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Lambarde, and English draper who served three times as Master of the Drapers' Company, an alderman and a sheriff of London; and his son, William Lambarde (1536-1601), an English antiquarian, writer on legal subjects, and politician; John Lambert (1619-1684), an English Parliamentary... Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lammard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lammard family to Ireland
Some of the lammard family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lammard family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name lammard or a variant listed above: Anne Lambert, who settled in Virginia in 1653.