Lombe is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Lombe 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 Lombe family
The surname Lombe 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 Lombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lombe research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1693, 1722, 1718, 1722 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Lombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lombe 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 Lombe include Lomer, Lombe, Lomber, Lomener, Lomnyer, Lomar and others.
Early Notables of the Lombe 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 Lombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lombe family to Ireland
Some of the Lombe 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 Lombe family to the New World and Oceana
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 Lombes to arrive on North American shores: John Lomber settled in Philadelphia in 1808.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lombe (post 1700)