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Early Origins of the Lamp family

The surname Lamp 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 Lamp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lamp 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 Lamp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lamp Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lamp 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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Lamp Ranking

In the United States, the name Lamp is the 7,398th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 3

United States Lamp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lamp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Martin Lamp, aged 36, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 4
Lamp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eliz Lamp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 4
  • John Lamp, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850 4
  • Henry Lamp, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888 4

The Lamp 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. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook