Campuray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Campuray family
The surname Campuray 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 Campuray family
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Campuray Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Chambre, ChamBerry, Chambry, Chambury, Chamby and many more.
Early Notables of the Campuray 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...
Migration of the Campuray family
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Campuray or a variant listed above: Ann Chamby who settled in Virginia in 1651; James Chambore settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820.