Early Origins of the Bamber family
Lancashire, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bamber family
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Bamber Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bamber are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bamber include: Bamber, Bambar, Bambere, Bamburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Bamber family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bamber family to Ireland
Some of the Bamber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bamber family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bamber or a variant listed above:
Bamber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bamber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Bamber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bamber (post 1700)
The Bamber Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortis et egregius
Motto Translation: Bold and excellent.
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