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Cornwall, one of the original six "Celtic nations" is the homeland to the surname lammourn. A revival of the Cornish language which began in the 9th century AD has begun. No doubt this was the language spoken by distant forebears of the lammourn family. Though surnames became common during medieval times, English people were formerly known only by a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames were adopted in medieval England is fascinating. Many Cornish surnames appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames. The name lammourn is a local type of surname and the lammourn family lived in Cornwall, in the village of Lamborne.

Early Origins of the lammourn family


The surname lammourn was first found in Cornwall where the family held an estate in the parish of Perran Zabuloe dating back to the reign of Edward II. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Early History of the lammourn family

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Early History of the lammourn family


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lammourn Spelling Variations

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lammourn Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and 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 of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Lamborne, Lambourne, Lamborn, Lambourn and others.

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Early Notables of the lammourn family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the lammourn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the lammourn family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the lammourn family to the New World and Oceana


Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lammourn were Thomas Lamborne, who settled with his wife and servants in Barbados in 1680; Robert Lambourne, who settled in Virginia in 1689; and Mathew Lambourne, who settled in Maryland in 1730..

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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