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* The John George Lambert Family Home Page.*

Updated September 6, 2000


I am researching the EUSTACHE LAMBERT family and his decendants from Pas de Calais, Boulogne, Picardy, (Vendee) France. Born, 1618. Moved to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in 1651 and died there June 06, 1673. I have several thousand names within the three.LambertThe Noble French family name Lambert is classified as being of personal name origin. According to scholars the "oldest and most pervasive type of surname is that derived from a given name".Such family names may be derived from the font name of the grandfather or indeed a more remote ancestor of the original bearer of the surname.In this particular instance, the surname Lambert derives from the Germanic personal name "Landberht", composed of the elements "land" meaning "earth" and "berht" which means "brilliant, famous". Thus, the initial bearer of the surname lambert would have been known as "the son or descendant of Lambert". During the Middle ages, and before the hereditary family surname system was instituted, it was a practice to adopt a second name to be able to differentiate one individual from others with the same personal name. Variants of the surname Lambert include Lamberty, Lamberton, Lambertot, Lambin and Lamblot. One of the earliest references to this name is a record of Italian King Lambert. In the following reference. Arnulf, Frankish emperorArnulf, b. c. 850, d. Dec. 8, 899, was the last Carolingian to be crowned Frankish emperor. In 887 the magnates of the East Frankish kingdom (Germany) elected Arnulf king in place of his uncle Emperor CHARLES III, who had failed to halt the Viking raids. Arnulf defeated the Vikings in 891 but ended Moravian assaults by treaty (894). Invited by Pope Formosus, Arnulf invaded Italy in 894 and returned the next year to capture Rome from the Italian king Lambert of Spoleto (ancient Spoletium), town, central Italy, in Umbria Region. Among the city's noteworthy structures is a cathedral begun in the 12th century and containing frescoes by the Florentine painter Fra Filippo Lippi. The ancient town was colonized by the Romans in 241 BC. About AD 570 it became the capital of an independent duchy that rose to great power in the 9th century under Guido of Spoleto. From the early 13th century to 1860 it was a papal possession). Another early reference is one Lambert Family whose ancestral seat was located Savoy. "Savoy is a region of southeastern France that extends from Lake Geneva to the Isere River and borders on the Italian frontier". There is also mention of the Lamberts of Dauphine, "Dauphine is a historic province of southeastern France, bordered by Italy on the east and the Rhone River on the west". Also Lorraine and Brittany, France.Jean Lambert, descendant of the Lamberts of Brittany is mentioned in 1444. Francois Lambert, was Counselor and Secretary of Roi in 1581. Notable bearers of the surname Lambert include Anne-Therese de Lambert, born in Paris (1647-1733), who held the title of Marquise, who was the author of a book regarding education. Jean Henri Lambert (1728-1777) was a renowned philosopher and mathematician.The nobility of the Lambert family was recognized by the official French authorities, with the granting of a coat of arms, which is described below. Blazon of Arms: Azure, three lion's heads Gules, spotted, sable.Translation: Azure (blue) denotes FidelityCREST: The lion head of the arms. ORIGIN: France

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John George Lambert

RR1 Box 1278
Lebanon, Maine 04027
United States
207-339-0056
JGL1@ttlc.net


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