When Maria Chambers was born in 1771, in Walpack Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Chambers, was 21 and her mother, Hannah Hoover, was 19. She married Nathaniel Herriott about 1793, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1855 and Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1860. She died after 1821, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.
from Middle English chaumbre ‘room (in a house); reception room in a palace or official building’ (Old French chambre). It is identical in implied function with the Chamberlain , which denoted an official: to pay in cameram was to pay into the exchequer, of which the camerarius or chamberer was in charge. The surname also applied to clerks employed there. As the office of Chamberlain rose in the social scale, this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber or private quarters.
(of Norman origin): habitational name from Les Chambres, Manche (France).