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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


Similar surnames: Chamberlin, Chambers, Chatelain, Merlin, Hamlin, Chapdelaine, Camplin

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Chamberlain Family Origin

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Chamberlain Family Occupations

What did your Chamberlain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chamberlain. The most common Chamberlain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Chamberlain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chamberlain family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chamberlain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chamberlain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chamberlain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chamberlain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chamberlain. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chamberlain. For the veterans among your Chamberlain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chamberlain Life Expectancy

What is the average Chamberlain lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Chamberlain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Chamberlain in 1942 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chamberlain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chamberlain ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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