England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Champeny family lived in Yorkshire. They were originally from Champigne or Champagne, Normandy, and it is from the family's residence there that the name derives.
Early Origins of the Champeny family
Normandy. From him the Chamneys of Orchardleuigh in Oxfordshire descend. CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Champeny family
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Champeny 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 Champeny have been found, including Champney, Chamnes, Chamness, Chamney, Champneys and many more.
Early Notables of the Champeny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Champeny family to Ireland
Some of the Champeny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Champeny 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 Champeny were among those contributors:
Champeny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Champeny (post 1700)
The Champeny 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.
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