Chamblis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Chamblis family

The surname Chamblis was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Chamblis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chamblis research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1687, 1673, 1688 and 1763 are included under the topic Early Chamblis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chamblis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chamblis, Chambliss, Chamblay, Chambley, Chambly and many more.

Early Notables of the Chamblis family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Jacques de Chambly (died 1687), French military officer who became a seigneur in the New World and a Governor of Acadia in 1673. Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1688-1763)...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chamblis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Chamblis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chamblis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Morris Chamblis, who arrived in New England in 1663 [1]

West Indies Chamblis migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Chamblis Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Richard Chamblis, who settled in Barbados in 1634
  • Mr. Richard Chamblis, (b. 1615), aged 19, British settler travelling from London, UK arriving in St Christopher (St. Kitts) on 5th January 1634 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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