The ancestry of the name Lempet dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a region of Lampet
. The surname Lempet was adopted in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Lempet is a habitation
name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Lempet family
The surname Lempet was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Lempet family
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Lempet Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lempet have been found, including Lampet, Lampett, Lampit, Lampitt, Lampart, Lampert and many more.
Early Notables of the Lempet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lempet family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lempet, or a variant listed above: W. Lampart, who sailed to Virginia in 1665; and Adam and John Lampart to Pennsylvania in 1764.