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Lambert Name Meaning

English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements land ‘land’, ‘territory’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. In England, the native Old English form Landbeorht was replaced by Lambert, the Continental form of the name that was taken to England by the Normans from France. The name gained wider currency in Britain in the Middle Ages with the immigration of weavers from Flanders, among whom St. Lambert or Lamprecht, bishop of Maastricht in around 700, was a popular cult figure. In Italy the name was popularized in the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of Lambert I and II, Dukes of Spoleto and Holy Roman Emperors.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Humbert, Tabbert, Gombert, Lamberg, Haubert, Lebert, Faubert, Jalbert

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Lambert Family Origin

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Lambert Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lambert. 16% of Lambert men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Lambert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lambert were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Teacher
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lambert Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 70,000 immigration records available for the last name Lambert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 100,000 military records available for the last name Lambert. For the veterans among your Lambert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lambert Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lambert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lambert in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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