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Bamber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Bamber family


The surname Bamber was first found in Lancashire, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bamber family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bamber research.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1400, 1646, 1987, 1st , 1623, 1607, 1624, 1613 and 1631 are included under the topic Early Bamber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bamber Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few 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)


Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bamber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bamber family to Ireland


Some of the Bamber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

  • Robert Bamber who settled in Virginia in 1734

Bamber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret and Robert Bamber, who settled in New England in 1805

Bamber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Bamber, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  • Charles Bamber a surgeon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Bamber (post 1700)


  • William Walker Bamber (1881-1939), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis County 1st District, 1925-32 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Horatio Bamber, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Belfield Bamber (1912-2000), English footballer
  • John "Jack" Bamber (1895-1971), English football defender
  • John David "Dave" Bamber (b. 1959), English former professional footballer
  • Helen Bamber OBE (b. 1925), English psychotherapist who worked with Holocaust survivors in Germany after the concentration camps were liberated in 1945, one of founder of Amnesty International
  • Jamie Bamber (b. 1973), English actor
  • Helen Rae Bamber OBE (1925-2014), née Balmuth, a British psychotherapist and human rights activist who helped establish Amnesty International
  • Jim Bamber (1948-2014), British artist and editorial cartoonist from Preston, Lancashire
  • Earl Anderson Bamber (b. 1990), New Zealand motor racing driver and commentator from Wanganui
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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