Show ContentsLammey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lammey family

The surname Lammey was first found in Northumberland where Robert and Henry Lambi were recorded in the Pipe Rolls of 1203. [1]

At about the same time a little further north in Scotland, it was "a name once of good repute as a native name in Angus, though those who bear it in modern times have sought a French origin, and spell it L'Ami. Henry Lambi was a charter witness in Dundee, 1281. Gilbert Lamby and John Lamby were members of inquest made at St. Andrews in 1302-1203." [2]

Early History of the Lammey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lammey research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1302, 1364, 1372, 1401, 1527, 1533, 1542, 1561, 1564, 1565, 1613, 1617, 1628, 1730 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Lammey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lammey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lambie, Lamby, L'Ami, Lammie, L'Amy, Lampe and others.

Early Notables of the Lammey family

Notable among the family at this time was Andrew Lamby who was one of those accused of part in the murder of David Riccio in 1565. Born in 1533, he was secretary to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots; he helped to arrange her marriage to Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. As the son of a musician, he went to Scotland with the Duke of Savoy's ambassador in 1561. After...
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United States Lammey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lammey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Chittick Lammey who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • William Lammey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1866

Australia Lammey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lammey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Lammey, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" [3]

The Lammey 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: Per varios casus
Motto Translation: By various fortunes.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. 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)
  3. South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved on Facebook