Chambers Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Chambers Name Meaning: Occupational name for someone who was employed under his master within their private living quaters,rather than public halls.

The name represents a plural form of anglo-norman 'Cha(u)mbre''chamber', 'room' & has similar connotations with 'chamberlain'. This term was later reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber as it rose in the social scale.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Chambers Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Chambers family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 1,338
Agricultural Labourer 377
House Servant 192
At Home 147
Labourer 121
Coal Miner 104
Dress Maker 95
Servant 78
Farm Labourer 65
Annuitant 62
General Servant 57
Laundress 54
Shoe Maker 49
Pauper 42
Scholar At Home 41
Tailor 38
Errand Boy 37
Blacksmith 36
Carpenter 33
Farm Servant 31
House Keeper 30
Ag Labourer 29
Lace Maker 28
Nurse 25
House Maid 24

Chambers Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Chambers 100% 108,598
2 Chembers 88% 148

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