lamplugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname lamplugh 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 lamplugh family

The surname lamplugh 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 lamplugh family

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

lamplugh Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the lamplugh 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 lamplugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand lamplugh 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:

lamplugh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Lamplugh, aged 17, a fitter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name lamplugh (post 1700) +

  • Susanna "Suzy" Lamplugh (b. 1961), British estate agent who was reported missing on 28 July 1986; her remains were never found, eponym of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Thomas Lamplugh, British politician, Member of Parliament for Cumberland
  • George William Lamplugh (1859-1926), British geologist, Fellow of the Royal Society in 1905 and winner of the Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society in 1925, eponym of Lamplugh Glacier, Alaska
  • Rt. Rev. Kenneth Lamplugh (1901-1979), English prelate, Bishop of Southampton (1951 –1972)
  • General Steven Lamplugh,


  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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