lamrecht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the lamrecht family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. lamrecht is one of the most common styles of German surname, that of patronymics and matronymics - names derived from the given names of the father or mother of their original bearers. lamrecht is derived from the Old Germanic name Landbehrt, which means shining land or holy land. The name Lambert, with its many regional variations, was popular both as a first and last name throughout the Middle Ages. This was partly owing to the fame of Bishop Lambertus von Maastricht who lived in the 8th century.
Early Origins of the lamrecht family
The surname lamrecht was first found in Franconia, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name Lambrecht with its many regional variations was much loved both as a first and last name throughout the Middle Ages. This was partly owing to the fame of Bishop Lambertus von Maastricht who lived around 700 AD. The oldest Germanic variation is Land-behrt, meaning literally "shining-land" or "holy-land." The variation Lamprecht especially became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts of the Middle Ages, where each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.
Early History of the lamrecht family
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lamrecht Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name lamrecht include Lambrecht, Lampert (Northern Germany), Lamprecht (Southern Germany), Lamrecht, Lambreckt, Lamreckt and many more.
Early Notables of the lamrecht family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name lamrecht in this period include Lambert of Hersfeld (d.1088), a German chronicler and historian, who was a Thuringian by birth and became a Benedictine monk. Francis Lambert (1486-1530) was a Protestant reformer who became head of theological faculty in Marburg.
Jan Baptist Lambrechts (1680-c.1731) was a Flemish painter mainly...
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Migration of the lamrecht family
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first lamrechts to arrive in North America, and among them were: Georg Lambrecht, who emigrated to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and six children. He was followed by Lambrecht Kramer, who came to Philadelphia in 1744.
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