When Sylvanius Lamb was born on 22 September 1797, in New York, United States, his father, Daniel Lamb, was 37 and his mother, Esther Avery, was 35. He married Jane Ann Dratt about 1817, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 November 1862, in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Middleton Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Lamb, a pet form of Lambert .
English: nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, from Middle English lamb, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of the warrior’, formerly Anglicized as O'Loan (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: "The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O'Loan itself.".
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