The name Chamney came to England
with the ancestors of the Chamney family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Chamney family lived in Yorkshire
. They were originally from Champigne or Champagne
, and it is from the family's residence there that the name derives.
Early Origins of the Chamney family
The surname Chamney was first found in Somersetshire they claim descent from the Sieur de Champney in Normandy
. From him the Chamneys of Orchardleuigh in Oxfordshire
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Chamney family
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Chamney Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Chamney are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chamney include Champney, Chamnes, Chamness, Chamney, Champneys and many more.
Early Notables of the Chamney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chamney family to Ireland
Some of the Chamney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chamney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chamney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Chamney, aged 19, a childs maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARQUE CAUCASIAN 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1852.shtml
- John Chamney, aged 47, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
The Chamney 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: Pro patria non timidus perire
Motto Translation: Not afraid to die for my country.