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Bamber Early Origins



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

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Bamber Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bamber Early History


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Bamber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bamber research. Another 119 words (8 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.

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Bamber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bamber Early Notables (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.

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Bamber In Ireland


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Bamber In Ireland



Some of the Bamber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 settled in New England in 1805

Bamber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Bamber arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • Charles Bamber a surgeon, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bamber (post 1700)


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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
  • Horatio Bamber, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • 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.)

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Bamber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bamber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 15:36.

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