Lamb


Lamb
This name, with variant spelling Lambe, has three possible origins, the first being a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of Lambs deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century "lamb" meaning "lamb". Alternatively, Lamb(e) may have originated as a nickname for a gentle, inoffensive person, or it may have been given as a pet form of the Medieval English personal name Lambert, from the Old German elements "land", territory, plus "berht", bright. The surname was first recorded towards the end of the 12th Century, (see below). One William le Lambe appears in "The Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire", dated 1273, and a Lambe de Harewude in the Manorial Records of Sheffield, Yorkshire, (1290). Occasionally, the name may derive from residence at the sign of the (pascal) lamb as in William atte Lamme, (1320). A famous bearer of the name was Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834), essayist and humorist, who published "Tales from Shakespeare", (1807), miscellaneous prose writings, (1818) and twenty-five essays, signed "Elia", between August 1820 and December 1822. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Aedward Lamb, which was dated 1195, in the "Pipe Rolls of kent", during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "Richard the Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Lamb — most commonly refers to: * A young domestic sheep * Lamb and mutton, the meat of a sheep,Lamb or LAMB may also refer to: * Lamb (surname), a surname (and list of people with that name) * Lamb., botanical author abbreviation of Aylmer Bourke… …   Wikipedia

  • Lamb — Lamb, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster] 3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamb — Datos generales Origen Mánchester, Inglaterra, Reino Unido Inf …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lamb —   [læm],    1) Charles, englischer Schriftsteller, * London 10. 2. 1775, ✝ Edmonton (heute zu London) 27. 12. 1834; 1792 1825 Beamter der East India Company. Mit seiner Schwester Mary (* 1764, ✝ 1847) veröffentlichte Lamb Nacherzählungen für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lamb — (n.) O.E. lamb lamb, from P.Gmc. *lambaz (Cf. O.N., O.Fris., Goth. lamb, M.Du., Du. lam, M.H.G. lamp, Ger. Lamm lamb ). Common to the Germanic languages, but with no certain cognates outside them. O.E. plural was lomberu. Applied to persons… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lamb — (в пер. с англ. ягнёнок, читается «лэм»): Lamb  британский музыкальный дуэт. Lamb  альбом группы Lamb …   Википедия

  • LAMB (C.) — LAMB CHARLES (1775 1834) Poète et essayiste, Lamb est l’inverse d’Hazlitt, par le rayonnement de sa générosité et de sa bonté, par son humour, refuge d’une sensibilité qui côtoie sans cesse le déséquilibre, le sien et surtout celui de sa sœur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lamb — [lam] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger lamm (OHG lamb) < IE * lonbhos (< base * el : see ELK) > Goth lamb] 1. a young sheep 2. the flesh of a young sheep, used as food 3. lambskin 4. a gentle or innocent person, particularly a child …   English World dictionary

  • Lamb — Lamb, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lambed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lambing}.] To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamb — Lamb, Charles Lamb, Willis E …   Enciclopedia Universal


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