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Chamberlin Name Meaning

English: variant of Chamberlain . French: occupational name for an official in charge of the private chambers of his master from Old French chamberlenc ‘chamberlain’. See also Chamberlain and compare above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Chamberlain, Chambers, Chatelain, Merlin, Kimberlin, Hamblin, Hamlin

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Where is the Chamberlin family from?

You can see how Chamberlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chamberlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chamberlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 122 Chamberlin families living in Vermont. This was about 19% of all the recorded Chamberlin's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Chamberlin families in 1840.
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What did your Chamberlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chamberlin. 15% of Chamberlin men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Chamberlin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chamberlin were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Chamberlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chamberlin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Chamberlin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Chamberlin. For the veterans among your Chamberlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chamberlin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Chamberlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chamberlin in 1947 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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