Lamont Coat of Arms
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Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Lamont Name
Origins of Lamont:
Listed in many forms including Lamont, Lamond, Lammond, Lemont, Lomond, and others, this is an old surname of Scottish origins. It is however ultimately acquired from the pre 7th century Old Norse given name “Logmathr”, a combination of the components “log”, meaning law, with “mathr”, the genitive form of mann, meaning man. The name, therefore, could have been job descriptive and to have mentioned a lawyer, or probably was given at baptism in the pious hope that the child would become a lawyer. The surname as Lawman or Lagman also appeared in the districts of England where there were Scandinavian settlements, especially in Cumbria and Lancashire. In Scotland, the name is most related to Ayrshire and Argyllshire. As a personal name, it was first listed in Scotland in 1116 as Ladmunn and in England in 1242 as Laghman.
More common variations are: Lammont, Lamount, Lamonte, Laumont, La Mont, Laemont, Leamont, Lamonto, Lamonti, Laimont
The origins of the surname Lamont appeared in Cheshire where people held a family seat from early times. Someone say better before the success of Normans and the entrance of Duke William at Hastings1066 A.D.
The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of John Lawmond, dated about 1466, in the “Register of the Monastery of Passelet”, Scotland. It was during the time of King James III, dated 1460 – 1488. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.
Many of the people with surname Lamont had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Lamont landed in the United States in three different centuries respectively in 18th, 19th and 20th. Some of the people with the name Lamont who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included John Lamont settled in New Hampshire in 1718. Alice Lamont, who settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767. Jannet Lamont, aged 18, landed in New York in 1775.
People with the surname Lamont who landed in the United States in the 18th century included Adelaide Lamont, who came to New York in 1831. Agnus Lamont, who came to New York in 1832. John Lamont, who arrived in New York in 1832. Daniel Lamont, who landed in Missouri in 1837. Robert Lamont, who landed in New York in 1848.
The following century saw more Lamont surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Lamont who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included William Rudd Lamont, who came to Alabama in 1917.
People with the surname Lamont settled in Canada in 19th Some of the individuals with the surname Lamont who came to Canada in the 18th century included Samuel Lamont, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1812. Lamont, who arrived in Canada in 1820. Donald Lamont moved from Argyll to Middlesex Co. Ontario in 1820. Duncan Lamont moved from Mull to Kingston, Ontario in 1821. Archibald Lamont moved from the Island of Mull to Markham Twp. Ontario in 1821.
Some of the individuals with the surname Lamont who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Angus Lamont, English convict from Herefordshire, who moved aboard the “Andromeda” in October 1826, settling in Van Diemen‘sLand, Australia. Peter Lamont arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Buckinghamshire” in 1839. Peter Lamont, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship “Standard”. Donald Lamont arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship “Schah Jehan”. Ann Lamont arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship “Schah Jehan”.
Some of the population with the surname Lamont who arrived in New Zealand in the 19th century included Donald Lamont arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Weymouth” in 1866. Margaret Lamont arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Weymouth” in 1866. Thomas Lamont arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Apelles” in 1878. James Lamont, aged 14, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Apelles” in 1878. Mary A. Lamont arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Apelles” in 1878.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Lamont:
United States 8,669; England 3,678; Canada 3,004; South Africa 2,940; Australia 2,744; Scotland 2,120; New Zealand 821; Northern Ireland 703; Jamaica 446; Belgium 371.
George Lamont was a footballer from New Zealand.
George D. Lamont (1819–1876), was a New York lawyer and political leader.
Lamont Coat of Arms Meaning
The main device (symbol) in the Lamont blazon is the lion rampant. The two main tinctures (colors) are azure and argent.
Azure is the heraldic colour blue, usually quite a deep, dark shade of the colour (there is a lighter blue that sometimes occurs, known as celestial azure). If colour printing is not available then it can be represented by closely spaced horizontal lines in a scheme known as “hatching” 1Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26. The word is thought to originate from the Arabic lazura and it represents the colour of the eastern sky. It is also said to be the colour associated by the Catholic Church with the Virgin Mary and hence of particular significance 2The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P150.
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 3Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 4A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.
There can be no animal more clearly associated with Heraldry than the lion, majestic King of the Beasts. Originally it appeared only in one pose, erect, on one paw, with the others raised 5Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 64 but such was the popularity of this figure, and the need to distinguish arms from each other, that it soon came to be shown in an enormous range of forms 6Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P136-141. The lion rampant is an example of these modified form, and any family would be proud to have such a noble creature displayed on their arms. Rampant is the default attitude of the lion, raised on its hind legs, facing to the dexter and with front paws extended in a fearsome and powerful pose.