Limpett is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in a region of Lampet
. The surname Limpett was adopted in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Limpett 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 Limpett family
The surname Limpett was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Limpett family
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Limpett Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Limpett family name include Lampet, Lampett, Lampit, Lampitt, Lampart, Lampert and many more.
Early Notables of the Limpett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Limpett family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Limpett surname or a spelling variation of the name include: W. Lampart, who sailed to Virginia in 1665; and Adam and John Lampart to Pennsylvania in 1764.