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This name, with variant spelling Lamb, 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 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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John Monk Lambe 1790 Granard, Longford he says according to English census. Naval purser on HMS Phoenix and a Freemason of Guernsey. I know the Monk family are related to Pakenhams of Longford. Died 1865 Bath. Lt Col in Marines. Married to Emily Richards who was a Giddy, famous family in Cornwall.Helston. He may have been a smuggler, his son was Commander John Wolcot Lambe,

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Lambe, John Monk: Still searching for father but now know mother was Jane Monk, sister of Hugh Monk naval surgeon from Jersey originally Longford, maybe Granard. Went onto HMS Phoenix at same time as Hugh Monk.The parents of the Monks were Richard Monk or Monaghan and Jane Hugh Monk was born 4/6/1777.


John Monk Lambe 1790 Longford, d Bath about 1850. Purser in Navy and owner of my house Chymder House, Helston. Listed on web. very impressive house.He was related to the Giddies of St Erth(President of Royal Society) Cornwall and son Commander John Wolcot Lambe with grandfather John Wolcot,famous satirist.No trace of Irish roots except for a census in England.


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