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lampert is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the Old German personal name Lambert or Lanbert. These names are both composed of the elements land, which means land or territory and berht, which means bright or famous.

lampert Early Origins



The surname lampert 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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lampert Spelling Variations


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lampert Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval 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. The name has been spelled Lambert, Lambard, Lamberth and others.

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lampert Early History


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lampert Early History



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

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lampert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lampert Early Notables (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 lampert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lampert In Ireland


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lampert In Ireland



Some of the lampert 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name lampert or a variant listed above:

lampert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fdwd Lampert, who landed in Virginia in 1739
  • Hans Michael Lampert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Adam Lampert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764

lampert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Brenhard Lampert, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Moire Lampert, aged 12, landed in New York in 1854
  • Victor Lampert, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Karl Lampert, who landed in America in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name lampert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lampert (post 1700)



  • James Benjamin Lampert (1914-1978), United States Army Lieutenant General, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy (1963-1966), an early pioneer of nuclear weapons and nuclear power
  • Jacob Lampert (1856-1921), English-born, American wealthy cigar manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Harry Lampert (1916-2004), American cartoonist and bridge teacher and writer, artistic co-creator of the DC Comics superhero The Flash
  • Florian Lampert (1863-1930), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin (1918-1930)
  • Edward Scott Lampert (b. 1962), American businessman and investor, current Chairman and CEO of Sears Holdings
  • Bob Lampert, American photographer who has been awarded two Emmy Awards (1982-1987) and four Golden Mike Awards (1969-1975 and 1982), a Sigma Delta Chi Award in Journalism and a State Bar of California Award for Administration of Justice reporting
  • Zohra Lampert (b. 1937), American actress, best remembered for her starring role in the 1971 cult horror film Let's Scare Jessica to Death, nd for her co-starring role alongside Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty in the 1961 romance film Splendor in the Grass
  • James Lampert, American appointed Vice-President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972
  • Laurence Lampert (b. 1941), Canadian philosopher and leading scholar in the field of Nietzsche studies
  • Irwin E. Lampert, Canadian jurist, Judge of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The lampert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lampert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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