Lomax History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Lomax family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Lomax family

The surname Lomax 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]

Early History of the Lomax family

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Lomax Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Lomax has been recorded under many different variations, including Lomax, Lomas, Loomas, Loomis, Lummis, Lummus and others.

Early Notables of the Lomax family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Lomax family to Ireland

Some of the Lomax 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.

United States Lomax migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Lomaxs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Lomax Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Lomax, on record in Maryland in 1664
  • Blanch Lomax, who settled in Maryland in 1668
  • Blanch Lomax, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [4]
  • Cleborne Lomax, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [4]
Lomax Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Lomax, who arrived in Virginia in 1729 [4]
  • Lunsford Lomax, who settled in Augusta Co. Virginia in 1758
Lomax Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Lomax, aged 24, who landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [4]
  • Richard Lomax, who arrived in New York in 1854 [4]
  • Mary Ann Lomax, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [4]
  • James Lomax, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1854 [4]
  • Charles, John, Robert, and Thomas Lomax all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Lomax migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lomax Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Peter Lomax, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. James Lomax, (b. 1792), aged 46, English convict who was convicted in Buckinghamshire, England for 7 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 24th March 1838, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1840 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lomax (post 1700) +

  • General Lunsford Lindsay Lomax (1835-1913), American officer in the United States Army who resigned his commission to join the Confederate Army at the outbreak of the American Civil War
  • Louis E. Lomax (1922-1970), African-American journalist and author, the first African-American television journalist
  • Dr. Michael Lucius Lomax (b. 1947), American President and Chief Executive officer of the United Negro College Fund
  • Neil Lomax (b. 1959), American former NFL football quarterback, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • John Avery Lomax (1867-1948), American forklorist, teacher, a pioneering musicologist, son of Alan Lomax
  • Alan Lomax (1915-2002), American musicologist, known for recording early US folk music
  • Franklin F. Lomax, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Bradford County, 1901-04 [7]
  • E. M. Lomax, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1912 [7]
  • Dervy A. Lomax, American politician, Mayor of College Park, Maryland, 1973-75 [7]
  • Carolyn Payne Lomax, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008 [7]
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mr. William Brian Lomax (1927-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Kawerau, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [8]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Samuel Lomax, English Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [9]
  • Mr. Frederick Lomax, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [9]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Charles E Lomax, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [10]
  • Mr. Eric C Lomax, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [10]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Frank Stuart Lomax, American Ensign from Nebraska, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [11]

Suggested Readings for the name Lomax +

  • 3330 Samuel Lomax and his Descendants by John B. Lomax.

  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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  11. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

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