Lomneir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Lomneir arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lomneir 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. 
Early Origins of the Lomneir family
The surname Lomneir 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. 
Important Dates for the Lomneir family
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Lomneir Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Lomer, Lombe, Lomber, Lomener, Lomnyer, Lomar and others.
Early Notables of the Lomneir 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...
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Migration of the Lomneir family
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lomneir or a variant listed above: John Lomber settled in Philadelphia in 1808.
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ 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)