The origins the old family name Chambre 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 Chambre 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 Chambre 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.
Early Origins of the Chambre family
The surname Chambre 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.
Early History of the Chambre family
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Chambre 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.
Early Notables of the Chambre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chambre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Chambers who settled in Virginia in 1623; Robert Chambers, aged only 13; settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1635; John Chambers settled in Pennsylvania, and Benjamin Charles Chambers, aged 30.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chambre (post 1700)
- James William Chambre, Printing Executive, Texas
- Chambre Brabazon (1645-1715), 5th Earl of Meath, English nobleman
The Chambre 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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