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The origins the old family name Lechambre 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 Lechambre 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 Lechambre 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.

Lechambre Early Origins



The surname Lechambre 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.

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Lechambre Spelling Variations


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Lechambre Spelling Variations



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.

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Lechambre Early History


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Lechambre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lechambre research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1456 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Lechambre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lechambre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lechambre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lechambre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Lechambre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lechambre Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2014 at 13:28.

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