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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.
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.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early lamprey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
lamprey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
lamprey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.
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