Lamb Surname Origin
The name was probably taken from the sign of a lamb at an inn, the young of the sheep kind; Welsh, Llamer, to skip; Gaelic, Leum. The primitive Celtic or Gaelic Lam signified armor, as a dart, a blade, or sword; hence, to lam signified to disable, injure, maim, from which we have lame and limp.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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