The distinguished surname lamplaw is derived from "Lamplugh," the name of a parish in the English county of
. The name thus refers to "one who came from Lamplugh."
, on the Scottish-English borders where the family trace back to the time of Henry II. "A race of valourous gentlemen successively for their worthyness knyghted in the field, all of most of them."
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Lamply, who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; John Lamply, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife, child, and servants, William B. Lamphier, who arrived in Providence, Rhode Island in 1837.