This name derives from Old High German name “Lambrecht”, composed of two elements: “*landą” (land) and “*berhtaz” (light, bright, clear, shining one). The name means “bright, shining land”. Saint Lambert (Landebertus) was the bishop of Maastricht (Tongeren) from about 670 until his death. Lambert was from a noble family of Maastricht, a protégé of his uncle, bishop Theodard of Maastricht.
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