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The origins the old family name Chamber can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Chamber family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Chamber was an occupational name for a room attendant. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old French word "chambre," which means room.

Chamber Early Origins



The surname Chamber was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this distinguished family has held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chamber Spelling Variations


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Chamber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chambre, la Chambre, Chambres, la Chambres, des Chambres, Chaumbre, Chaumbres, de la Chambre, de la Chambres, de la Chaumbre, de la Chaumbres, Chambray, Chaumbray, Chambrae, Chambraes, Chaumbrae, Chaumbraes and many more.

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Chamber Early History


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Chamber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chamber research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1456 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Chamber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chamber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chamber Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chamber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chamber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Chamber, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • Thomas Chamber, who landed in New York in 1646
  • Margery Chamber, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Chamber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Chamber, who arrived in West Indies in 1801
  • John Chamber, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Letitia Chamber, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Jonathan chamber, who arrived in New Orleans La in 1850
  • T Chamber, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chamber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chamber (post 1700)



  • Chuck Chamber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Altissimus nos fundavit
Motto Translation: Highest we founded


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Chamber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chamber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2014 at 13:28.

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