Lambside Devon

This little hamlet is just east of Newton Ferrers, on the southern coast of Devon - not far east of Plymouth. It is my theory that the name 'Lambshead' is taken originally from 'Lambside.' I have seen documents from the 1200's showing that the 's' in Lambshead was pronounced as 'sh' - or Lambshyde, and various renderings. Though many distant relatives call the name Lambs - head our 'branch' has always pronounced the name Lamb - shead - which may be closer to this original variant. It's just a theory, but I believe it very may well be true.

Lambshead Family