The name Chamer is derived from the old French word "cha(u)mbre," meaning "chamber," and is thought to have originally been an
name for someone who worked in the private living quarters of the aristocracy.
where they held lands at Llewenne, granted to John de Chambre from the Earl of Lincoln, who was Constable of Chester. John was a "nobelle Normanne who entred Englaunde in ye traine of King Williaume."
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Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chamer family name include Chambers, Chalmers, Chamer, Chalmairs, Challmers and others.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Chamer family to immigrate North America:
Chamer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Maria Chamer, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1892
Chamer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Guilio Chamer, aged 18, who settled in America from Cavedego, Austria, in 1907
- Albert Chamer, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1924