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Lomas is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lomas 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Lomas Early Origins



The surname Lomas 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Lomas Spelling Variations


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Lomas Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lomas include Lomax, Lomas, Loomas, Loomis, Lummis, Lummus and others.

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Lomas Early History


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Lomas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lomas research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Lomas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lomas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lomas Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Lomas In Ireland


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Lomas In Ireland



Some of the Lomas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Lomass to arrive on North American shores:

Lomas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Lomas, who settled in Jamaica in 1774

Lomas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Lomas, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824
  • William Lomas, who arrived in New York in 1828
  • Lewis Lomas, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Samuel Lomas, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854
  • John Lomas, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Lomas Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Lomas, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • George Lomas arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849
  • Sarah Ann Lomas arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851
  • Charles Lomas arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Lomas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Lomas, aged 37, a weaver, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Elizabeth Lomas, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Harriett Lomas, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • William Lomas, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Sarah Elizabeth Lomas, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lomas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lomas (post 1700)



  • Christine Lomas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Anna Lomas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960; Member of Iowa Republican State Central Committee, 1949
  • Stanley A. Lomas (1913-2003), American pioneer in television from 1948
  • Mark Arnold Lomas (b. 1948), former professional American football defensive lineman
  • Mark Christopher Lomas (b. 1970), English cricketer
  • Jonathan Lomas (b. 1968), English professional golfer
  • Bill Lomas (1928-2007), English former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
  • Jamie "Jay" Lomas (b. 1980), English actor
  • William "Billy" Lomas (1885-1976), English former footballer
  • Francisco Morales Lomas (b. 1957), Spanish Poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and literary critic
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Lomas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lomas 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.

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