The first mentions of the name LAMPERT go back to the year 1418. According to church records, the family LAMPERT has its origin in Triesen Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a German-speaking state located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland. According to the historical records, the family was known as bankers and money changers.
The first line of the LAMPERT family stayed in Liechtenstein, the second line of the family moved to Austria and the third line of the family emigrated to the United States of America. The LAMPERT family holds two emblems: One is LAMPERT 1593 and the other is LAMPERT 1675. Each emblem contains different colors and symbols that have a certain meaning (heraldic).
The first emblem was granted to the LAMPERT family in 1593 and shows predominantly the color red (“gueules”) and gold (“or”). On the emblem there is a lamb and a tournament helmet.
A red frontal shield with a golden bar rising to the right. In the center of the beam a striding silver lamb. On each side of the bar a silver castle with a golden roof. A tournament helmet, metal colored, with red visor and golden studs. A silver lamb with a lined red tongue grows out of the golden leaf crown. In the colors red-gold a heraldic decoration (blankets), which harmoniously encloses the shield and helmet.
Gold, as the first color of the heraldic metal – which surpasses the brilliance of all other metals – has the meaning of understanding, prestige, virtue and majesty. Silver, the second of the metal colors – like the silver beads – means purity, wisdom, innocence and joy. Red, the first of the heraldic colors, indicates the patriotic spirit of chivalric service the fatherland; it is the color of dawn and therefore represents victorious power, triumph and dominion. The lamb is the sign of modesty, bravery, gentleness, purity and patience. The castle symbolizes loyalty.
The second emblem was granted to the LAMPERT family in 1675 and shows predominantly the color blue (“azure”) and silver (“argent”). Both a lamb and a crown are depicted on the emblem.
The color blue is associated with the planet Jupiter and the gemstone sapphire and stands for loyalty and constancy. Not only at the time when the family emblem was granted in 1675 did the color blue have this meaning, but also today the color blue – especially on the flags – is associated with loyalty, constancy, the sky, hope or the future.
The color silver is associated with the moon and the pearl. It is considered the color of purity, whiteness, innocence and joy.
The lamb in the family emblem represents modesty, bravery, gentleness, purity and patience. The golden crown symbolizes dominion and power.