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The ancestors of the Chamberlin family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Chamberlin is for a person who worked as a chamberlain. A chamberlain was one who was in charge of the private chambers of a noble, and later was a high ranking title having derived from the Anglo-Norman French word, chamberlanc.

Chamberlin Early Origins



The surname Chamberlin was first found in Oxfordshire where they claim descent from John, Count de Tankerville, of Tankerville Castle in Normandy who accompanied Duke William on his Conquest of England only to return after the battle of Hastings to his hereditary estates. He left a son in England who became chamberlain to Henry I., and whose son, Richard assumed the surname of Chamberlain from his office. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
The principal line of the descendants were the Chamberlaynes of Sherborne in Oxfordshire. The hamlet of Stoney Thorpe in Warwickshire was home to a branch of the family. "The family of Chamberlayne, formerly of Princethorpe, in the county, has been seated here for many centuries; Henry Thomas Chamberlayne, Esq., is the present owner." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Chamberlin Spelling Variations


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Chamberlin Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chamberlin include Chamberlain, Chamberlayne, Chamberlaine, Chamblayn, Chamberlin, Camberlain, Camberlan, Camblayn and many more.

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Chamberlin Early History


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Chamberlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chamberlin research. Another 363 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1703, 1619, 1689, 1560, 1631, 1572, 1626, 1540, 1596, 1576, 1813, 1632, 1715, 1632, 1720, 1667, 1691, 1690, 1625, 1643, 1643, 1635 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Chamberlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chamberlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chamberlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Chamberlayne (1616-1703), an English writer, best known as the author of The Present State of England; William Chamberlayne (1619-1689), an English poet and physician; Pierre(Peter) Chamberlen the Elder (1560-1631), and Peter the Younger (1572-1626), two brothers and sons of Guillaume (William) Chamberlen...

Another 191 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chamberlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chamberlin In Ireland


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Chamberlin In Ireland



Some of the Chamberlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Chamberlins to arrive on North American shores:

Chamberlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Chamberlin, who landed in Virginia in 1621
  • Mrs. Chamberlin, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Rebecca Chamberlin, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Tho Chamberlin, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Chamberlin, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chamberlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H A Chamberlin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • P Chamberlin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

Chamberlin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Chamberlin, who arrived in Canada in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chamberlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chamberlin (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Harry Dwight Chamberlin (1887-1944), American Commanding General Southwestern Security District (1943)
  • Lieutenant-General Stephen Jones Chamberlin (1889-1971), American Commanding General 5th Army (1948-1951)
  • William Henry Chamberlin (1897-1969), American historian and journalist
  • Joseph Conrad Chamberlin (1898-1962), American arachnologist
  • Ann Chamberlin, American writer of historical novels
  • Lee Chamberlin (b. 1938), American film and television actress
  • Wendy Chamberlin (b. 1948), veteran American diplomat
  • Judi Chamberlin (1944-2010), American activist, leader, organizer, public speaker and educator
  • Kevin Chamberlin (b. 1963), American actor
  • Jimmy Chamberlin (b. 1964), American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Prodesse quam conspici
Motto Translation: To do good rather than be conspicuous.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Chamberlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chamberlin 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.

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