lamplough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname lamplough 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."

Early Origins of the lamplough family

The surname lamplough 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." [1]

Early History of the lamplough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamplough research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1419, 1433, 1465, 1538, 1546, 1549, 1556, 1560, 1614, 1688, 1615, 1691, 1656, 1737, 1702 and 1708 are included under the topic Early lamplough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lamplough Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lamplugh, Lampley, Lamply, Lamplue, Lamphier and others.

Early Notables of the lamplough 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...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lamplough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand lamplough migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

lamplough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edmond Lamplough, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


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