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Early Origins of the Chambre family

The surname Chambre 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 Chambre family

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Chambre Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Chambre has been recorded under many different variations, including Chambre, Chamberry, Chambry, Chambury, Chamby and many more.

Early Notables of the Chambre family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chambre family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Chambres were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Ann Chamby who settled in Virginia in 1651; James Chambore settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820.

Contemporary Notables of the name Chambre (post 1700)

  • James William Chambre, Printing Executive, Texas
  • Chambre Brabazon (1645-1715), 5th Earl of Meath, English nobleman

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