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This page was constructed by Andy Lambert of
Fareham nr. Portsmouth, England (Click on the link on the left to find
out more about me). It is primarily to assist other Lamberts, who are
researching their branch of the family's history.
I am lucky in being able to trace my branch of the family's history, back
to around the year 1,000. I was born in London during the forties, grew up
around the Wandsworth / Putney area with my brother Geoff, then
worked and lived around the Kingston / Weybridge area, until moving to
the Portsmouth area.
I am very much a beginner when it comes to genealogy, however
I have been able (with lots of help) to ascertain the following:- My
father was born at Barking in the east end of London where Granddad had
settled after coming across from Ireland. Granddad arrived with little
money, but worked until he had enough to bring his seven sisters to England. Click
here for a family picture Granddad is on the left and my father is on the
right. Some of Granddad's sisters can also be seen.
Granddad's great granddad had owned Castle
Lambert - Athenry Galway. Owning much land and many magnificent homes,
the family had prospered since it had arrived in Ireland from Yorkshire some
five generations before. The Yorkshire home had been the village of Calton
nr. Skipton. It was here that the most famous Lambert - Major
General John Lambert (of Calton House) was born, He was at
times:- An escapee from the Tower of London. The man who introduced the
Guernsey Lily to the island of Guernsey. Oliver Cromwell's right hand man, and
for a while the second most powerful man in England.
Before these, it seems my ancestors had crossed to England with William
The Conquer, fighting at the battle of Hastings. Prior to this, they had
been land owners in Normandy having originally arrived there as Viking
Raiders around 940 AD. The last Lambert I can get back to is Lambert
the 1st Count of Mons. It is rumoured that the line can be traced all the
way to Mark Anthony via Boadicea, Old King Cole and a whole load
of Kings of Europe... but that might take some proving. What is certain
is that many everyday things from the Motor Car to horse racing's Oaks Cup
(named after Lambert Oaks nr Banstead), have a lot to do with one of us.
I have compiled a database of
the Lamberts I have details on, mostly Irish and English with a
little French. It is available in Gedcom format - please click
here to download it BUT be warned it is a big file (1mb+). You
may prefer to search it yourself ..
but please be patent while it loads.
It is my hope to keep adding to the file so if you have any information on
the the ENGLISH / IRISH Lambert families please send it to me. If it is in
file format, then Gedcom or Reunion by Leister Production, Inc. would
be nice and these days I use the excellent new Generations 5 from Sierra
On-Line. It is that program that produced and maintains the searchable
dbase mentioned above.
I am also keeping a Lambert
Help Wanted File of emails sent to me, by people looking for
Lambert information. If you are knowledgeable about genealogy, or a Lambert -
please take a look and see if you can help.
The Lambert Family Crest shown above left, was sent to me by Jacqueline
Lambert of Palmetto USA. Her aunt Rosa had the crest painted around 1960 by an
artist in Hendersonville, North Caroline. It can truly said to be
"the" Lambert family coat of arms, as it is an amalgamation of many
designs used by different branches of the family. As yet I have been unable to
link it to a particular line, but can see elements of the Calton, Essex,
Galway, London and Wessex lines. If any heraldry experts reading this feel
they could help further, I would be pleased to hear from them.
Please note:- Most
of this information on these pages has been sent to me from other peoples
databases. I am sorry, but I do not have the time to investigate any names but
LAMBERT and therefore cannot enter into individual correspondence on anyone
else but LAMBERTS from the UK or Ireland.
If however you have a query on Lamberts from other
parts of the world I will be happy to place it on our help page.
If you are starting out on the very, very, very long
road that is genealogy and want to know where to start, let me suggest you don't.
If however you are a fool that does not take good advice - let me recommend
two good starting points:-
List of Genealogy Sites
I first exchanged emails with Cyndi, more
moons ago than I care to remember. Her web site is an inspiration to all us
web masters and must have started many thousand would be Genealogical
Detectives off on their quests.
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