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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name lammas come from when the family resided in the parish of Lammas in the dioceses of Norwich which was registered in the Domesday Book of 1086, as the holding of Ralph de Beaufour. This place-name may also be associated with the village of Lamarsh in the county of Essex. Lamarsh was recorded as a thriving farming community on lands held by Ranulf Peverel.

lammas Early Origins



The surname lammas was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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lammas Spelling Variations


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lammas Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. lammas has been recorded under many different variations, including Lammas, Lamas, Lammass, Lammasse, Lammesse, Lamnesse, Lammers, Lammis, Lamis and many more.

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lammas Early History


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lammas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lammas research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1190, 1248, 1273, 1367, 1620, 1642 and 1360 are included under the topic Early lammas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lammas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lammas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lammas 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:

lammas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Lammas, aged 20, a blacksmith, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The lammas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lammas 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 May 2013 at 15:40.

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