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Chamberlain Family History

Chamberlain Name Meaning
English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of Germanic origin, from kamer ‘chamber’, ‘room’, Latin camera (see Chambers) + the diminutive suffix -(l)ing). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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403,837 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
40,895 Military Records
24,701 Immigration Records
311,778 Census and Voter Lists
1,112,073 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chamberlain Families

  • Number of Chamberlain families
     260 - 517
     87 - 259
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chamberlain families
     724 - 1,445
     242 - 723
     1 - 241
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chamberlain families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chamberlain census records

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Chamberlain Family Origin

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Chamberlain Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chamberlain

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Chamberlain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chamberlain census records

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Chamberlain Civil War Service Records

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