Lamb Family History
Lamb Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Lamb a pet form of Lambert . English: nickname for a meek and inoffensive person from Middle English lamb or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of the warrior’ formerly Anglicized as O'Loan (see Lane ). MacLysaght comments: “The form Lamb(e) which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’) is now much more numerous than O'Loan itself.” German: variant of Lamm . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 藍 (see Lan ) and 林 (see Lin ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press