Camby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Camby family

The surname Camby was first found in Denbighshire where William de Chambre ( fl. 1365?), was one of the continuators of Robert de Graystanes' 'Historia Dunelmensis,' appears to have flourished in the latter half of the fourteenth century; unfortunately very little is known of his lineage. [1]

Early History of the Camby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camby research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1435, 1470, 1549, 1492, 1739 and 1823 are included under the topic Early Camby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Camby 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 Chambre, Chamberry, Chambry, Chambury, Chamby and many more.

Early Notables of the Camby family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Chambre (1470-1549), English physician whose name is also spelt Chamber, Chambyr, and Chambers, born in Northumberland, studied at Oxford, where he was elected fellow of Merton College...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Camby migration to the United States +

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 Camby or a variant listed above:

Camby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Camby, who arrived in New York in 1720 [2]

Australia Camby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Camby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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