Chambers Family History

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Chambers Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who was employed in the private living quarters of his master, rather than in the public halls of the manor. The name represents a genitive or plural form of Middle English cha(u)mbre ‘chamber’, ‘room’ (Latin camera), and is synonymous in origin with Chamberlain, but as that office rose in the social scale, this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber.

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

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

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Chambers Family Origin

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Chambers Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chambers family was Farming. The most common Chambers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Chambers's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chambers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Chambers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 706,000 census records available for the last name Chambers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chambers 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 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 Card

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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Chambers Life Expectancy

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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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