Lomer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Lomer is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lomer family lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, is a reference to their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, St. Lomer, Normandy, now called Lomer-Sur-Guerne. Alternatively, Leomer was listed as a baptismal name in the Domesday Book. [1]

Early Origins of the Lomer family

The surname Lomer 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. [2]

Early History of the Lomer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lomer research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1693, 1722, 1718, 1722 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Lomer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lomer Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Lomer are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Lomer include Lomer, Lombe, Lomber, Lomener, Lomnyer, Lomar and others.

Early Notables of the Lomer 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 Lomer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Lomer migration to Australia +

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

Lomer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Lomer, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lomer (post 1700) +

  • Kathryn Lomer (b. 1958), Australian novelist, short story writer and poet from Tasmania, recipient of the 2004 Anne Elder Award and the 2008 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize
  • Lomer Gouin (1861-1929), Quebec politician, former Premier


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820


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