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The surname Lumpkin was 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. [1]

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.


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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.

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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

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  • 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

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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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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