When the ancestors of the Lomber family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Lomber family
The surname Lomber 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 Lomber family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lomber research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1693, 1722, 1718, 1722 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Lomber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lomber 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. Lomber has been recorded under many different variations, including Lomer, Lombe, Lomber, Lomener, Lomnyer, Lomar and others.
Early Notables of the Lomber 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 Lomber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lomber family to Ireland
Some of the Lomber 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 Lomber family to the New World and Oceana
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. Lombers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Lomber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Lomber, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808
Contemporary Notables of the name Lomber (post 1700)
- Harold N. Lomber, American Democrat politician, Chair of Lewis County Democratic Party, 1965 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html