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The name lamson is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the baptismal name Lambert. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

lamson Early Origins



The surname lamson was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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lamson Spelling Variations


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lamson Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name lamson has undergone many spelling variations, including Lambson, Lampson, Lamson, Lambesune, Lambeson and others.

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lamson Early History


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lamson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamson research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, 1626, 1689, and 1770 are included under the topic Early lamson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lamson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lamson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name lamson were among those contributors:

lamson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ebenezer Lamson, who sailed to Concord, Massachusetts in 1635

lamson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Lamson, who arrived in New York in 1745

lamson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Z. Lamson arrived in New York in 1823
  • W. Lamson, who arrived in San Francisco in 1853
  • Lieutenant R. H. Lamson commanded a Union naval flotilla during the American Civil War

lamson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Lamson U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

lamson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lamson, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name lamson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lamson (post 1700)



  • Mortimer Lamson (1864-1905), American classical scholar
  • Chris Lamson, American television producer, writer, and director
  • William Lamson (b. 1977), American Installation artist, Performance artist, and Generative artist
  • Laura Lamson (1948-2008), American screenwriter and university lecturer
  • Otis Floyd Lamson (1876-1956), American football player and coach
  • Byron Lamson, American author and clergyman
  • Roswell Hawkes Lamson (1840-1903), United States Navy officer during the American Civil War
  • Lieutenant-General Marcel-Charles-Joseph Lamson (1877-1948),

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Persevera et vince
Motto Translation: Persevere and conquer.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The lamson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lamson 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 2 September 2016 at 11:43.

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