Early Origins of the Chambent family
The surname Chambent was first found in Leicestershire
, 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 Chambent family
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Chambent Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. Chambent has been spelled Champagne
, Champaign, Champaigne, Champane, Champayne, Champigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Chambent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chambent family to the New World and Oceana
The number of Strathclyde Clan
families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence
allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: James Champagne
, who came to Virginia in 1705; and Nicholas Champaigne who settled in Maryland in 1725.