Lumbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Lumbert is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a gentle-hearted person. The surname Lumbert originally derived from a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname it could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Another source claims that "the name was probably taken from the sign of a lamb at an inn, the young of the sheep kind." [1] And yet another source claims that the name was a baptismal name as in " 'the son of Lambert,' from Lamb the nickname." [2] [3]

Early Origins of the Lumbert family

The surname Lumbert was first found in Northumberland where they were Lords of the manor of West Denton; although, the earliest recorded record of this surname found was of Edward, Wulmar Lamb, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Kent in 1195. [3]

The name was "pretty well dispersed over England, except in the south coast counties from Devon to Kent. At present it is most numerous in the north of England, in the counties of Northumberland and Durham." [4]

Other early records of the family include listings as they appeared in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: William le Lambe, Cambridgeshire; Richard le Lam, Northamptonshire; and Ingrida Lomb, Huntingdonshire. [2]

Early History of the Lumbert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lumbert research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1450, 1504, 1715, 1715, 1545, 1628 and are included under the topic Early Lumbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lumbert Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Lumbert were recorded, including Lamb, Lambe, Lam and others.

Early Notables of the Lumbert family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Walter Lambe (1450-1504), an English composer, many of his works appear in the Eton Chioirbook; Benjamin Lamb ( fl. 1715), an English organist of Eton College and verger of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, c. 1715; and John Lambe (or Lamb) (c.1545-1628), English astrologer who served...
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Ireland Migration of the Lumbert family to Ireland

Some of the Lumbert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Lumbert migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Lumbert family emigrate to North America:

Lumbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Lumbert, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1631 [5]
  • Bernard Lumbert, who arrived in New England in 1633 [5]

Canada Lumbert migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lumbert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Lumbert, who landed in Canada in 1831

The Lumbert Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et fide
Motto Translation: By valour and faith.

  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  5. ^ 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) on Facebook
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