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Origins of the Chambers surname

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What does the name Chambers mean?

The Chambers surname is English, with Anglo-Norman heritage. It comes from the French 'Chambre' (Chamber) and is first seen in records as 'de la Chambre' (of the chamber). It would have been given to someone who served in private chambers, or someone who worked in an exchequer room, then passed to their families.

Alternative variations of the name Chambers

Chambers, Chamber, Chaimbers, Cambers, Camber, Chalmers, Chalmer

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Where do most Chamberses live?

In 1921, most Chamberses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Chamberses

How common is your surname?

192nd most common surname in the UK

We have 171,000 records for the Chambers surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Chamberses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Chambers first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Chamberses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Chamberses in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




General Servant


Common Male occupations for Chamberses in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer




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