Lambert (name)

Lambert is an English and French[1] given name and surname. It is from the Low German form of the anthroponymic name Landberht from the Old High German land "(home) land" and beraht "bright".[2]

It is one of the most common French surnames with a total number of birth in France between 1966 and 1990 around 18,000 births.[3] variant forms include : Lamberty, Lambertot, Lamberton.[4]

Geographical distributionEdit

As of 2014, 36.1% of all known bearers of the surname Lambert were residents of the United States (frequency 1:3,039), 26.4% of France (1:765), 8.5% of England (1:1,983), 7.3% of Canada (1:1,533), 4.9% of Belgium (1:705), 2.8% of Australia (1:2,604), 2.4% of Nigeria (1:22,741), 1.5% of Germany (1:16,231) and 1.4% of South Africa (1:12,113).

In Belgium, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:705) only in one region: Wallonia (1:296).

In France, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average (1:765) in the following regions:[5]

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Fictional charactersEdit

  • Alfred, Chip, Denise, Enid, and Gary Lambert, characters in Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel "The Corrections"
  • Darien Lambert, main character of the series Time Trax
  • Eve Lambert, character from the American television series Port Charles
  • Irving Lambert, a major character in the Splinter Cell franchise
  • Lambert Strether, character from Henry James's 1903 novel The Ambassadors
  • Val Lambert, character from the British soap opera Emmerdale
  • Chuck Lambert, character from Season 1 episode 4 ("Phantom Traveller") of "Supernatural"
  • Joan Lambert, character from the 1979 film Alien

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albert Dauzat, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille et prénoms de France, Larousse, 1980, édition revue et commentée par Marie-Thérèse Morlet, p. 361a
  2. ^ Hans Bahlow: Deutsches Namenlexikon. Familien- und Vornamen nach Ursprung und Sinn erklärt. Lizenzausgabe. Gondrom, Bindlach 1990, ISBN 3-8112-0294-4.
  3. ^ Site of Géopatronyme : total number of birth by period in France[1]
  4. ^ DAUZAT
  5. ^ Lambert surname distribution

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