Lomack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lomack arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lomack family lived in a place named Lomax that was located near Bury in Lancashire. During the Middle Ages, the name was recorded as Lumhalghs, a place-name derived from the Old English words lum which means pool, and halh, which means nook or recess. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Lomack family

The surname Lomack was first found in Lancashire where one of the first records of the name was Christopher Lomax of Bury, who was listed there in 1590 in the Wills at Chester (1545-1620.) The same source lists Jeffrey Lomax, of Heap in the same year. [2] Richard Lumas, Lumax and Geoffrey Lomax were listed in 1602, 1622 and 1642 in The Rolls of Burgesses at the Guilds Merchant of the Borough of Preston. John Lummis was listed in the Hearth Tax Returns for Suffolk in 1674. [3] The Preston Guild Rolls also list Oliver Lumas in 1602, Oliver Lumax in 1622. Richard Lumas-jur in 1602 and Richard Lumax-jur in 1622. [2]

Important Dates for the Lomack family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lomack research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Lomack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lomack Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Lomax, Lomas, Loomas, Loomis, Lummis, Lummus and others.

Early Notables of the Lomack family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lomack family to Ireland

Some of the Lomack 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.

Migration of the Lomack family

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lomack or a variant listed above: Thomas Lomax, on record in Maryland in 1664; Blanch Lomax, who settled in Maryland in 1668; William Lomas, who settled in Jamaica in 1774; Lunsford Lomax, who settled in Augusta Co. Virginia in 1758.

Contemporary Notables of the name Lomack (post 1700)

  • Bertha W. Lomack, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1964 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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