Lemp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lemp family

The surname Lemp was first found in Wuerttemberg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Chronicles first mention Bertoldus dictus Lempe in 1290 in Esslingen, and Heinrich Lemppi of Freiburg in 1400. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Lemp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lemp research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1826 and 1826 are included under the topic Early Lemp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lemp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lempp (Wuerttemberg), Lemp, Lempke (Pomerania), Lempcke, Lemke, Lembeke, Lembke, Lembcke, Lempp, Lempel, Lemmeke, Lempert, Lemmeken and many more.

Early Notables of the Lemp family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lemp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lemp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lemp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Lemp, who arrived in America in 1709 with his wife and two children
  • Johannes Lemp, who settled in Philadelphia in 1766
  • Johannes Lemp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Lemp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Lemp, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Franz Lemp, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Jakob Lemp, who arrived in Kentucky in 1889 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lemp (post 1700) +

  • John Lemp (1838-1912), American Republican politician, Brewer; Mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1875-76
  • Herbert F. Lemp (1884-1927), American politician, Mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1927; Died in office 1927. Injured in a polo accident, and died a few years later, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, May 6, 1927 (age 42 years, 316 days)
  • Donald L. Lemp, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 21st District, 1974
  • Charles A. Lemp, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1896; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1924, 1928
  • Johann "Adam" Lemp (1798-1862), German-born, American founder of the Western Brewery


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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