Lamport Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Lamport Origin:


Origins of Lamport:

This unusual surname of English geographical origin from a number of places called “Lamport”, appeared in Berkshire, Northamptonshire, and Sussex, itself acquiring from the Old English “lang-port”, which means long town or long market-place (“ing” in “lang” was adapted to “m”, hence “Lamport”). There is also a place named as “Old Langport” in Kent, and a “Langport” in Somerset. Lamport in Berkshire was noted as “Lanport” in the Domesday Book, 1086, while the places in Northamptonshire and Sussex listed as “Langeport” in the Domesday Book, and “Langport” in the place-names of Sussex, (1107), respectively. “Lang port” listed at Pagham in the Anglo-Saxon records (680). William Lawnporthe married Ann Kyrbe at Tonbridge Kent in September 1558, while Francis Lampert married Ann Burgis at Seven Oaks, Kent in June 1563. At St. Michaels Parish, Aldershot, Hampshire William Lamport married Harriet Brownjohn in December 1865, while Thomas, son of William and Ann Lamport named here also in December 1852.


More common variations are: Lyamport, Lamporte, Lampert, Lampart, Lambort, Lampret, Lemport, Limport, Lampord, Lomport.


The surname Lamport first appeared in Surrey where they descended from the old Count of Mons and Louvain, born 940 AD. died 1004. His three sons were Baldwin, Ralph, and Hugh Lambert. Following Duke William to England at the Battle of Hastings, a Norman head, Haco Lambert had taken lands from Duke William and was noted in the Domesday Book. Descendants were one Henry Fitz Lambert living in 1235 who was a benefactor of the parish at Lincoln. Early records of the family appeared the in the church of Kirkby in Malham Dale in the West Riding of Yorkshire. “The church is an important and beautiful building, of the style that controlled in the rule of Henry VII., and is the burial-place of the Lambert family, of whom General Lambert discovered, on the side of Cromwell, in the civil war.”

The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Richard de Lamport. dated about 1273, in the “Hundred Rolls of Wiltshire.” It was during the time of King Edward I, who was known to be the “The Hammer of the Scots,” dated 1272-1307. 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.


Many of the people with surname Lamport had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Lamport landed in the United States in two different centuries respectively in the 19th and 20th. Some of the people with the name Lamport who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included F. W. Lamport at the age of 29, who moved to the United States from London, in the year 1892. Mrs. Lamport at the age of 58, who settled in America, in 1895.

The following century saw more Lamport surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Lamport who arrived in the United States in the 20th century included Hiram Lamport at the age of 85, who landed in America, in 1904. Benjamin Lamport at the age of 40, who settled in America from London, in 1906. Frank Lamport at the age of 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910. Jacob Lamport at the age of 29, who settled in America from England, in 1912. Clara Alice Lamport at the age of 25, who moved to the United States from London, England, in 1916.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Lamport: United States 441; England 414; Mauritius 201; South Africa 146; Canada 142; Australia 65; Hong Kong 59; Wales 45; New Zealand 43; Russia 6.

Notable People:

Allan A. Lamport was a Magistrate of Toronto.

Felicia Lamport (1916–1999), was an American poet and satirist.

Leslie Lamport was an American computer scientist.

Paul H. Lamport (1907–1984), was an American businessman.

Stephen Lamport was a British politician.

William Lamport (1615–1659), was an Irish Catholic entrepreneur.

William H. Lamport (1811–1891), was an American political leader.

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