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The distinguished surname Lombard emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la or de le, which mean of the or from the. The Lombard family originally lived in Huntingdonshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Lombard Early Origins



The surname Lombard was first found in Renfrewshire where it is generally understood to have been given for a "native of Lombardy. Any banker or usurer was so called." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"Antony, a Lombard physician, obtained a grant of the lands of Fulton, Renfrewshire, from Alan, son of Walter, the Steward, c. 1204. In 1272 Sir Antony Lumbard quitclaimed the lands to the monastery of Paisley. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Moving further south to England there were numerous early entries of the family including entries in the Hundredorum Rolls: Jenteyt Lumbardus in London; Richard Lomberd in Kent; and John Lumbard in Oxfordshire. [3]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)
Lombard Street, London, took its name from the district in which the Italian merchants resided.

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Lombard Spelling Variations


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Lombard Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Lombard, Lombart, Limbough, Limbaugh and others.

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Lombard Early History


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Lombard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lombard research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1560, 1554 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Lombard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lombard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lombard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lombard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lombard In Ireland


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Lombard In Ireland



Some of the Lombard 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Study of Passenger and Immigration lists has revealed that among early immigrants bearing the Lombard surname were:

Lombard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bernard Lombard settled in New England in 1620
  • Bernard Lombard, who settled in New England in 1630
  • Thomas Lombard, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Bernard Lombard, who landed in New England in 1633
  • Francis Lombard, who arrived in Maryland in 1652

Lombard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Lombard, who settled in Louisiana in 1757

Lombard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Lombard, aged 43, landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • James Lombard, who arrived in Mississippi in 1818
  • Michael Lombard settled in New Orleans in 1821 with his wife and four children
  • Mr. Lombard settled in New Orleans with his wife and four children in 1821
  • M. Lombard, aged 25, settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lombard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lombard (post 1700)



  • Mary B. Lombard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1956
  • Louis Lombard, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Zurich, 1916-17
  • James A. Lombard, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1965
  • Gilbert M. Lombard, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Guilford; Elected 1940, 1948
  • Edwin A. Lombard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996
  • Darwin Lombard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Colebrook, 1938
  • Ben Lombard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936
  • Arthur J. Lombard, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1997-2001
  • Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters) (1908-1942), American actress and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • George Lombard (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball player
  • ... (Another 8 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. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Lombard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lombard 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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