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The ancient roots of the Camber family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Camber comes from when the family lived in a small valley. The surname Camber is derived from the Old English word cumb, which means valley. The surname Camber belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Camber Early Origins



The surname Camber was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Camber Spelling Variations


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Camber Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Camber has appeared include Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.

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Camber Early History


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Camber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camber research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1575, 1653, 1631, 1645, 1645, 1699 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Camber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Camber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Camber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Camber In Ireland


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Camber In Ireland



Some of the Camber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Camber arrived in North America very early:

Camber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fr Camber, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • William Camber, who landed in Maryland in 1679

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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: Sapiens dominabitur astris
Motto Translation: A wise man can rule the stars.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Camber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Camber 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 22 December 2014 at 06:42.

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