Last name: LAMB

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LAMB : This last name is indexed 353,763 times on Geneanet!

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LAMB : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Lamb a pet form of Lambert.2: English: nickname for a meek and inoffensive person from Middle English lamb or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm.3: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of the warrior’ formerly Anglicized as O'Loan (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: “The form Lamb(e) which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’) is now much more numerous than O'Loan itself.”4: German: variant of Lamm. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).5: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 藍 (see Lan 1) and 林 (see Lin 1).

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