The name Champers is derived from the old French word "cha(u)mbre," meaning "chamber," and is thought to have originally been an occupational
name for someone who worked in the private living quarters of the aristocracy.
Early Origins of the Champers family
The surname Champers was first found in Denbighshire
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."
Early History of the Champers family
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Champers 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. Champers has been recorded under many different variations, including Chambers, Chalmers, Chamer, Chalmairs, Challmers and others.
Early Notables of the Champers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Champers family to Ireland
Some of the Champers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Champers 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. Champerss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Patrick Chalmers who settled in Virginia in 1716; Stephen Chalmers, who arrived in New Jersey in 1713; James Chambers, who settled in Virginia in 1620.
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