The ancestors of the Limpet surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in a region of Lampet
. The surname Limpet was adopted in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Limpet 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 Limpet family
The surname Limpet was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Limpet family
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Limpet Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Limpet include Lampet, Lampett, Lampit, Lampitt, Lampart, Lampert and many more.
Early Notables of the Limpet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Limpet family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: W. Lampart, who sailed to Virginia in 1665; and Adam and John Lampart to Pennsylvania in 1764.