The name Cambin was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Cambin is a name for a professional champion.
In the Middle Ages a common manner of settling disputes was through trial by combat. Thus, proficient fighters would sell their services to represent parties involved in such cases by fighting on their behalf. The word derives from the Anglo Norman French word, campion,
of the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Cambin family
The surname Cambin was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cambin family
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Cambin Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Campion, Champion and others.
Early Notables of the Cambin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cambin family to Ireland
Some of the Cambin family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cambin family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cambin or a variant listed above: Jean Campion who settled in Virginia in 1621 with his wife and four children, and his brother Philip and his wife and one child; Robert Campion settled in Virginia in 1624.