Thomas Chamberlain

about 1390–
Shirburn, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Chamberlain was born about 1390, in Shirburn, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Chamberlain, was 31 and his mother, Alice Bensted, was 30. He married Isabel Knyfton in 1415. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in Spain.

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Thomas Chamberlain
Isabel Knyfton
Marriage: 1415
John Chamberlaine

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Age 79

The marriage of Prince Ferdinand of Aragon and Princess Isabella of Castille.

Age 84

Isabella became Queen of Castile.

Age 102

Christopher Columbus voyage to America was financed by Queen Isabella I and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of Germanic origin, from kamer ‘chamber’, ‘room’, Latin camera ( see Chambers ) + the diminutive suffix -(l)ing). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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