lammettay is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought to England
. It comes 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 lammettay family
The surname lammettay 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 lammettay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lammettay research.Another 275 words (20 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 lammettay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lammettay Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Lambert, Lambard, Lamberth and others.
Early Notables of the lammettay 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 lammettay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lammettay family to Ireland
Some of the lammettay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 243 words (17 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 lammettay family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with lammettay name or one of its variants: Anne Lambert, who settled in Virginia in 1653.