Show ContentsLumbard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Lumbard emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la or de le, which mean of the or from the. The Lumbard family originally lived in Huntingdonshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Lumbard family

The surname Lumbard was first found in Renfrewshire where it is generally understood to have been given for a "native of Lombardy. Any banker or usurer was so called." [1] "Antony, a Lombard physician, obtained a grant of the lands of Fulton, Renfrewshire, from Alan, son of Walter, the Steward, c. 1204. In 1272 Sir Antony Lumbard quitclaimed the lands to the monastery of Paisley. " [2] Moving further south to England there were numerous early entries of the family including entries in the Hundredorum Rolls: Jenteyt Lumbardus in London; Richard Lomberd in Kent; and John Lumbard in Oxfordshire. [3] Lombard Street, London, took its name from the district in which the Italian merchants resided.

Early History of the Lumbard family

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Lumbard Spelling Variations

Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Lombard, Lombart, Limbough, Limbaugh and others.

Early Notables of the Lumbard family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Lumbard family to Ireland

Some of the Lumbard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Lumbard migration to the United States +

An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Lumbard or a variant listed above:

Lumbard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Lumbard, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [4]
  • John Lumbard, who landed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1672 [4]
Lumbard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Lumbard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]

Australia Lumbard migration to Australia +

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

Lumbard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Michael Lumbard (aged 26) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"

Contemporary Notables of the name Lumbard (post 1700) +

  • Simeon A. Lumbard, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 17th District, 1893-96 [5]
  • Joseph Edward Lumbard (1901-1999), American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1947; Defeated, 1947; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1955-71 [5]
  • E. B. Lumbard, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1917-18, 1921-22 [5]

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook