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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Finnish : ornamental name from lampi ‘pond’, which was widely adopted during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is found predominantly in central and eastern Finland. In the U.S. it is also found as an abbreviation of other Finnish surnames such as Sankilampi.

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