1. What is the meaning of this name?
  2. What was the history behind it?
  3. Which country does it originated firstly?
  4. What ethnicity people will have this name?
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    Downvoting is any user's right if they feel your question is not useful, is unclear or does not show any research effort. This particular question can be answered with a simple Google search; perhaps you should try that if you need the answer. Or review the responses to genealogy.stackexchange.com/q/1789/104 to understand how you can improve this question. – user104 Aug 26 '13 at 13:58
  • meta.genealogy.stackexchange.com/q/1755/104 asks if questions like this are on-topic. – user104 Aug 26 '13 at 15:00
  • Note also that this user has "prior form" and has chosen to ignore the advice that was offered then. Hence my vote to close. – Fortiter Aug 27 '13 at 4:19

I would say this is being downvoted because of your lack of own research. For example I got with the second search result on google for the search words "Lambert lastname":

Definition: Bright land or light of the land, the Lambert surname derives from the Germanic elements "land" meaning land and "beraht" meaning bright.

Surname Origin: English, French


from Lambert - Name Meaning & Origin

For "Lambert surname" I got:

The roots of the Lambert family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. [...] Lambert derives from the Old Germanic name Landbehrt, which means shining land or holy land.[...]

Lambert Family Crest and Name History

For "Lambert family name" I got:

Recorded in over forty spelling forms from Lambert, Lambard and Limprecht, to Lambrich, Lambertini and Lemmens, this surname is almost certainly of very early German origins. As a surname it started life in the 12th century, but the derivation is from a pre 5th century personal name. This was 'Landbehrt', composed of the elements "land", meaning territory, and "berht", bright[...]

from Last name: Lambert

So, from this two minute research alone can be deduced: 1) The words composing the name make up the meaning "bright land" or "shining land", maybe in a meaning of "holy land". 2+3) It is originating from Germany, probably Bavaria or Franconia. There also was a Bishop named "Lambertus" in the 8th century. There is a number of famous people that wore that lastname on wikipedia. 4) Families with the lastname Lambert probably originate from Central Europe, i.e. Germany, Holland, France or UK.

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