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The distinguished surname Limbaugh emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la or de le, which mean of the or from the. The Limbaugh family originally lived in Huntingdonshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Limbaugh Early Origins



The surname Limbaugh was first found in Renfrewshire where it is generally understood to have been given for a "native of Lombardy. Any banker or usurer was so called." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"Antony, a Lombard physician, obtained a grant of the lands of Fulton, Renfrewshire, from Alan, son of Walter, the Steward, c. 1204. In 1272 Sir Antony Lumbard quitclaimed the lands to the monastery of Paisley. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Moving further south to England there were numerous early entries of the family including entries in the Hundredorum Rolls: Jenteyt Lumbardus in London; Richard Lomberd in Kent; and John Lumbard in Oxfordshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Lombard Street, London, took its name from the district in which the Italian merchants resided.

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Limbaugh Spelling Variations


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Limbaugh Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Lombard, Lombart, Limbough, Limbaugh and others.

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Limbaugh Early History


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Limbaugh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Limbaugh research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1560, 1554 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Limbaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Limbaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Limbaugh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Limbaugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Limbaugh In Ireland


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Limbaugh In Ireland



Some of the Limbaugh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Limbaugh were Bernard Lombard, who settled in New England in 1630; Garret Lombard arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; Michael Lombard settled in New Orleans in 1821 with his wife and four children..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Limbaugh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Limbaugh (post 1700)



  • Rush Hudson Limbaugh (1891-1996), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Cape Girardeau County, 1931-32; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1936
  • Leonard Limbaugh, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • C. C. Limbaugh, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Pemiscot County, 1942
  • Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (b. 1951), American radio talk show host

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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  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)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Limbaugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Limbaugh 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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