name Lambert is English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name
composed of the elements land (land, territoryduh!)
+ 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.
The Coat of Arms: Red with a chevron between three silver lambs. The Crest features
another lamb, which stands for service in the Holy Land for the Christian Cause,
Our family was first found in Surrey where
they were descended from the ancient Count of Mons and Louvain, born 940 A.D.
Our genealogy traces back to MARY LAMBERT, who married HENRY
JOSLIN and had a son, ISRAEL.
Records of Lynn, Essex, MA; FHL film #0547549 1635-1885 "Thompsons First
Families" compiled by E. D. Larned; Munyan Families;
FHL film #2972 and
"Commemorative Biographical Record of Windham and Tolland Counties; pg 122
8; FHL film #982,349; Also Ancestral File; Family History Library, LDS Church