Lampley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Lampley is derived from "Lamplugh," the name of a parish in the English county of Cumberland. The name thus refers to "one who came from Lamplugh." 
The parish located in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent,  dates back to c. 1150 when it was known as Lamplou and literally meant "bare valley," from the Celtic "nant" + "blwch." 
Early Origins of the Lampley family
The surname Lampley was first found in Cumberland, 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." 
The Pipe Rolls of 1181 included what is thought to be the first recording of the family, that of Robert de Lamplo. A few years later, Cristiana de Lamploch was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Cumberland in 1213. 
The "Estates and Families of Cumberland" list Robert de Lamplugh, temp. King Henry II and Adam de Lamplugh, temp. King John and later the Writs of Parliament of 1319 includes an entry for Johannes de Lamplogh, Cumberland. 
"The Lamploughs or Lamplughs, who are now best represented in the Hull district, possess the name of a Cumberland parish. Thomas Lamplugh, who was Archbishop of York exactly two centuries ago, was descended from a very ancient family in Cumberland, where the Lamplughs had flourished for many centuries with knightly honours. George Lamplugh, merchant, was Lord Mayor of York in 1662, and the name is still in that city." 
Early History of the Lampley family
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Lampley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lamplugh, Lampley, Lamply, Lamplue, Lamphier and others.
Early Notables of the Lampley family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John de Lamplugh of Lamplugh, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1419; Sir John de Lamplugh of Lamplugh, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1433; Thomas Lamplugh, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1465; John Lamplugh, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1538; Robert Lamplugh, of Dovenby, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1546; John Lamplugh, High Sheriff of Cumberland...
In the United States, the name Lampley is the 8,720th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Lampley Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century