Recorded in over two hundred spelling forms, including Lambert, Lambrecht, Lampert, diminutives Lambion, Lambillion, Lambotin, Lampel, and patronymics Lamberts, Lambertson, Lammers, and many others, this is a surname of very early Gallic or German origins. It is now recorded in almost every northern european country. There are several possible origins, but the most likley is from a pre 5th century personal name 'Landbehrt', meaning 'good land' and one of a group of names, especially created to extol the virtues of land ownership and territorial possession. What is certain is that the most famous early name holder was St. Lambert, the bishop of Maastricht in about the year 700 a.d,. He was highly venerated, and a major source of the name's popularity. Examples of the early recordings include Gozelinus filius Lamberti of Yorkshire, England, in the famous Domesday Book of 1086, but clearly this name was not hereditary in the sense we know it today, nor was that of Tiddemus filius Lamberti of Hamburg in 1262. Later examples taken from surviving recordings include Charles Lambert, aged 23 years, an early settler in the New World Colony of Virginia in November 1635, whilst in France Francois Lambillion, the daughter of Francis and Margarite Lambillion, was christened at Viraux-Molhain, Ardennes, on October 29th 1656. The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world is believed to be that of Richard Lambert. This was dated 1148, in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire, England, during the reign of King Stephen, known as the count of Blois, 1135 - 1154. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes 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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  • lambin — lambin, ine [ lɑ̃bɛ̃, in ] n. et adj. • 1584; de lambeau, par substit. de suff. ♦ Vieilli Personne qui agit habituellement avec lenteur et mollesse. ⇒ traînard. « Mon lambin de secrétaire ne finit point » (Saint Simon). ♢ Adj. Lent. Elle est plus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • LAMBIN (D.) — LAMBIN DENIS (1516 env. 1572) Collègue et ami de Turnèbe, Lambin fut, de 1560 à 1572, l’un des plus remarquables professeurs de grec au Collège royal (Collège de France). Extrêmement érudit, il rejette le Moyen Âge dans les ténèbres extérieures… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lambin — ist der Name folgender Personen: Daniela Mona Lambin (* 1991), estnische Fußballspielerin Denis Lambin (1520–1572), französischer Humanist und Gelehrter Siehe auch: Lambinus Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lambin — lambin, ine (lan bin, bi n ) s. m. et f. 1°   Terme familier. Celui, celle qui lambine. •   Mon lambin de secrétaire ne finit point, SAINT SIMON 299, 113.    Adjectivement. •   Mes divins anges, puisque vous êtes assez lambins pour ne pas… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • lambin — LAMBIN. s. m. Lent jusqu à donner de l ennuy. C est un vray lambin. Il est bas & populaire …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Lambin — (spr. langbäng), Denis, latinisiert Dionysius Lambinus, Philolog, geb. 1520 in Montreuil sur Mer in der Picardie, gest. Ende September 1572 in Paris, studierte in Amiens, begleitete den Kardinal von Tournon nach Italien, durchforschte hierbei… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • LAMBIN — INE. subst. Celui, celle qui agit habituellement avec lenteur. C est un vrai lambin. C est une lambine. Il est familier.  Il s emploie aussi adjectivement. Êtes vous assez lambin ? Je n ai pas vu d homme plus lambin …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • lambin — an., personne lambin lente et lourde // qui travaille trop lentement // qui agit avec lenteur // qui lambine // qui s attarde // qui n est jamais prête, nouille (fig.) ; traînard, gamin qui traîne le long des chemins en rentrant de l école,… …   Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • lambin — लम्बिन् …   Indonesian dictionary

  • Lambin, Denis — • French philologist (1520 1572) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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