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Lambert Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Lambert Lamberth
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the Lambert surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.

Note: if you have a particular interest in the Lambert surname in middle Tennessee and southern Illinois, please visit Lambert Families of Tennessee and Southern Illinois.

Lambert Name Meaning
English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements land ‘land’, ‘territory’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. In England, the native Old English form Landbeorht was replaced by Lambert, the Continental form of the name that was taken to England by the Normans from France. The name gained wider currency in Britain in the Middle Ages with the immigration of weavers from Flanders, among whom St. Lambert or Lamprecht, bishop of Maastricht in around 700, was a popular cult figure. In Italy the name was popularized in the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of Lambert I and II, Dukes of Spoleto and Holy Roman Emperors."
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Surname Variants

In progress; suggestions welcome
The following variants are included in this study:


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On 3 Jul 2017 at 20:38 GMT Mel Green wrote:

My Lambert line (from Frederick County, Maryland to York County, South Carolina to Gaston/Cleveland/Macon counties, North Carolina) at some point began going by first Lamberth and then Lambeth.