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Lambert Name Meaning

English French Walloon Dutch German Polish Czech and Slovak: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic 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 Saint 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. Lambert is the second most frequent surname in Wallonia. In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages for example Slovenian Lampret and Lampreht (see also Lampert ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Lambert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lambert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lambert families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 95 Lambert families living in Virginia. This was about 12% of all the recorded Lambert's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Lambert families in 1840.
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What did your Lambert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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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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What is the average Lambert lifespan?

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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