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The name lamprey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Lamprey, located in the county of Devon.

lamprey Early Origins



The surname lamprey was first found in Devon, where the name is associated with the village of Lamprey. William Lampreye, who was also recorded as William de Lanteprey, was registered in Devon the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.

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lamprey Spelling Variations


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lamprey Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. lamprey has been recorded under many different variations, including Lamprey, Lampree, Lampray, Lanteprey, Lantepray, Lampreye and many more.

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lamprey Early History


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lamprey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamprey research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1524, and 1750 are included under the topic Early lamprey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lamprey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lamprey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lamprey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lamprey In Ireland


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lamprey In Ireland



Some of the lamprey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name lamprey or a variant listed above:

lamprey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Lamprey, who sailed to Boston in 1635
  • Henry Lamprey, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1653

lamprey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Lamprey to America in 1756

lamprey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Lamprey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1814
  • J Lamprey, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • F Lamprey, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name lamprey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lamprey (post 1700)



  • Hugh Lamprey (1928-1996), British ecologist and bush pilot

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The lamprey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lamprey 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 February 2011 at 13:09.

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