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This name, with variant spelling Lambe, has three possible origins, the first being a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of Lambs deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century "lamb" meaning "lamb". Alternatively, Lamb(e) may have originated as a nickname for a gentle, inoffensive person, or it may have been given as a pet form of the Medieval English personal name Lambert, from the Old German elements "land", territory, plus "berht", bright. The surname was first recorded towards the end of the 12th Century, (see below). One William le Lambe appears in "The Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire", dated 1273, and a Lambe de Harewude in the Manorial Records of Sheffield, Yorkshire, (1290)...

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Kim Gomez

I am trying to find out about my great great grandparents William and Anna Lamb (Glynn) who died in Roscommon sometime in about 1834. They left six young children who subsequently came to the United States to live with relatives in Muscatine, Iowa. Anna died in Roscommon but was born in Galway.

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