The ancestors of the name lammass date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the lammass family lived 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.
Early Origins of the lammass family
The surname lammass was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the lammass family
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lammass Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like lammass are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name lammass include: Lammas, Lamas, Lammass, Lammasse, Lammesse, Lamnesse, Lammers, Lammis, Lamis and many more.
Early Notables of the lammass family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lammass family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name lammass or a variant listed above: Henry and John Lammers, who journeyed to Indiana in 1852; Charlotte Lammers to New York in 1856; and William Lamis to Sacramento in 1867.