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Early Origins of the Lampe family

The surname Lampe 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 Lampe family

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

Lampe Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lampe family (pre 1700)

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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Lampe Ranking

In the United States, the name Lampe is the 5,952nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3]

United States Lampe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lampe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Lampe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [4]
  • Maria Lampe, aged 48, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [4]
  • Wilhelm Lampe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [4]
  • Charles M Lampe, aged 19, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [4]
  • Carl Lampe, aged 19, who landed in New Orleans, I,a in 1850 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Lampe migration to Australia +

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

Lampe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Meta Lampe, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lampe (post 1700) +

  • Jens Bodewalt Lampe (1869-1929), Danish-born American composer, arranger, performer and band-leader
  • Henry Joseph Lampe (1872-1936), American pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Elmer A. Lampe, American coach of American football and basketball
  • Richard C. Lampe, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Jutta Lampe (1937-2020), German actress on stage and in film
  • Bodo Lampe (b. 1955), German theoretical physicist and writer
  • Charles John Frederick Lampe (1739-1767), English composer and organist
  • Geoffrey William Hugo Lampe (1912-1980), British theologian and Anglican Priest
  • Peter Lampe (b. 1954), German theologian and Professor of New Testament Studies
  • Oliver Lampe (b. 1974), former butterfly and freestyle swimmer from Germany
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The Lampe 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)
  5. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from on Facebook