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Chambers Name Meaning

English:: from Middle English chaumbre ‘room (in a house); reception room in a palace or official building’ (Old French chambre). It is identical in implied function with the Chamberlain which denoted an official: to pay in cameram was to pay into the exchequer of which the camerarius or chamberer was in charge. The surname also applied to clerks employed there. As the office of Chamberlain rose in the social scale this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber or private quarters. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Les Chambres Manche (France).

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


Similar surnames: Capers, Kamber, Lambert, Charters, Chaves, Haubert, Hamper, Chavera

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You can see how Chambers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chambers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chambers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 175 Chambers families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 14% of all the recorded Chambers's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Chambers families in 1840.
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What did your Chambers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chambers. 17% of Chambers men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Chambers women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chambers were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Chambers. 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 109,000 military records available for the last name Chambers. For the veterans among your Chambers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chambers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Chambers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Chambers in 1941 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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