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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 Lambkin, Lampkin, Lambking, Lamkin, Lamekin, Lambekin, Lambekyn, Lambkyn, Lamkyn, Lambekynus and many more.
First found in Northumberland, where Lambekyn Flandrensis was registered in 1178 after migrating from Flanders. By the 13th century the family had branched to London, with Lambekin de Lamburne and Lambekin de Carsell registered there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lumpkin research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1370, 1379, 1608, and 1643 are included under the topic Early Lumpkin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lumpkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Study of Passenger and Immigration lists has revealed that among early immigrants bearing the Lumpkin surname were:
Lumpkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Robert Lumpkin, who landed in Virginia in 1706
Lumpkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm M Lumpkin, who arrived in Texas in 1835
Lumpkin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Amelia Lumpkin, who emigrated to America, in 1911
- Robert G. L Lumpkin, who landed in America, in 1911
- John J. Lumpkin, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1912
- Reiny Lumpkin, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
- Wilson Lumpkin (1783-1870), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1808; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1812; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1815-17, 1827-31
- W. L. Lumpkin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1956
- W. B. Lumpkin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948
- Ted Lumpkin, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1996
- Samuel Lumpkin, American politician, Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1891-1903
- Sam Lumpkin, American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948
- Larry A. Lumpkin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996
- Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1824-25; Chief Justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 1845-67
- Joseph H. II Lumpkin, American politician, Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1905-16
- John Henry Lumpkin (1812-1860), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1836; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1843-49, 1855-57
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
The Lumpkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lumpkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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