Baumber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Baumber family
The surname Baumber was first found in Lancashire, at Bamber-Bridge, an ecclesiastical district, in the chapelry of Walton-le-Dale, parish, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, union of Preston.  
Alternatively, the family could have originated in Bambrough, a parish, in the union of Belford, N. division of Bambrough ward and of Northumberland. "Bambrough, originally called Bebbanburg, was prior to the Conquest a royal burgh, and the residence of several of the kings of Northumbria. It sent two members to parliament in the 23rd of Edward I., and in the reign of Edward III. furnished one ship for the expedition against Calais. " 
Nearby is Bambrough-Castle, a township, in the parish, and N. division of the ward, of Bambrough, union of Belford. "This township is principally distinguished for its castle, built about the middle of the sixth century, by Ida, the first Anglo-Saxon king of Northumbria. In 642 it was besieged by Penda, King of Mercia, who, after an unsuccessful attempt to set it on fire, was compelled to retreat. " 
Thomas de Baumburgh ( fl. 1332), was Clerk of the Chancery and Keeper of the Great Seal. He is mentioned in 1328 as then holding the living of Emildon in Northumberland. 
Early History of the Baumber family
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Baumber Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Baumber include Bamber, Bambar, Bambere, Bamburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Baumber family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baumber family to Ireland
Some of the Baumber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baumber family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Robert Bamber who settled in Virginia in 1734; Margaret and Robert settled in New England in 1805.
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The Baumber 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.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print