The name Lomar was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Lomar family lived in Norfolk
. Their name, however, is a reference to their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, St. Lomer, Normandy
, now called Lomer-Sur-Guerne. Alternatively, Leomer was listed as a baptismal name in the Domesday Book
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Lomar family
The surname Lomar was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from early times, after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. They were originally from St. Lomer, a parish in Normandy
, which is now called Lomer-Sur-Guerne. The name was anciently written Villa Sancti Lauomari. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Lomar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lomar research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1693, 1722, 1718, 1722 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Lomar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lomar Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lomar have been found, including Lomer, Lombe, Lomber, Lomener, Lomnyer, Lomar and others.
Early Notables of the Lomar family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Lomber; and John Lombe (1693-1722), an English silk spinner from Derby who obtained a Silk Spinning Patent in 1718 for fourteen years who with his half-brother built Lombe's Mill in 1722, only for his to... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lomar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lomar family to Ireland
Some of the Lomar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lomar family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lomar were among those contributors: John Lomber settled in Philadelphia in 1808.