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Chambray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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Early Origins of the Chambray family

The surname Chambray was first found in Denbighshire 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 Chambray family

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Chambray Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chambray have been found, including Chambre, Chamberry, Chambry, Chambury, Chamby and many more.

Early Notables of the Chambray family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chambray family to the New World and Oceana

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chambray were among those contributors: Ann Chamby who settled in Virginia in 1651; James Chambore settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820.

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