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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 in Normandy. 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.

Limpet Early Origins



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

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Limpet Spelling Variations


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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.

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Limpet Early History


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Limpet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Limpet research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1332, 1356, 1384, 1444, 1621 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Limpet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Limpet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Limpet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Limpet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Limpet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Limpet 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 17 June 2013 at 14:08.

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