Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French (Modern)
Other Forms FormsLambiotte
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Meaning & History
Currently, a common name in Wallonia, Belgium with some descendants in USA. Believed to be derived from three terms..."lamb" "ill" "otte". The first term has remained unchanged from early Germanic term; the second is latin for "of the" and the third a dimiuative or feminine form suffix. Speculatively, the surname may have derived from persons who tended lambing (birthing or rearing). The name appears in Latin clerical records continuoulsy to approximately 1600 and occasionally back to 1210.