Camperray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Camperray family
The surname Camperray 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. 
Early History of the Camperray family
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Camperray Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Camperray has been recorded under many different variations, including Chambre, ChamBerry, Chambry, Chambury, Chamby and many more.
Early Notables of the Camperray 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...
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Migration of the Camperray family
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Camperrays were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Ann Chamby who settled in Virginia in 1651; James Chambore settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820.
- Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print