The name ‘Chamberlain’ originates from England. It is derived from the occupational name from the Anglo French Norman word ‘c(h)ambrelain’, ‘cambrelanc’, ‘crambelen(e)’, ( of Germanic origin from the Old High German word ‘kemerlinc’, from ‘kamer’, ‘chamara’, meaning chamber, room (from the Latin word ‘camera’). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master, later a title of high rank. The Italian cognate ‘camerlengo’ was used for the manager for the pontifical court. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Chamberlain’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Walter le Chamberlayn’, from the county of Lincolnshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. … Coat of arms: Gules within a orle argent, charged with ei…
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