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

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Chambers Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Chambers family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 1,640
Agricultural Labourer 400
Labourer 136
Coal Miner 122
House Servant 121
Dress Maker 87
Servant 79
General Servant 66
House Keeper 63
Carter 50
Laundress 47
Shoe Maker 45
Domestic Servant 45
House Maid 43
Tailor 39
Cotton Weaver 39
Carpenter 36
Cook 36
Blacksmith 36
Farmers Son 27
Farmer 26
Farm Labourer 24
Brick Layer 24
Charwoman 23
Groom 22

Chambers Surname Variants Ranking

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

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