Lomner is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Lomner 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 Lomner family
The surname Lomner 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 Lomner family
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Lomner Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Lomer, Lombe, Lomber, Lomener, Lomnyer, Lomar and others.
Early Notables of the Lomner 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 Lomner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lomner family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Lomner or a variant listed above: John Lomber settled in Philadelphia in 1808.