John Chamberlain

about 1609–1668 (Age 59)
Maugersbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Chamberlain was born about 1609, in Maugersbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edmund Chamberlayne, was 49 and his mother, Grace Strangeways, was 30. He married Elizabeth Leigh in 1632. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1668, at the age of 59.

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John Chamberlain
Elizabeth Leigh
Marriage: 1632
Edward Chamberlain

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    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of ancient 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, but is so widespread in late medieval England that it must sometimes have been used of people of more ordinary status, perhaps as a nickname for an officious or self-important person or for someone who played the role of chamberlain in a folk play, tableau, or ceremony. Compare Chancellor for a possible similar usage.

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

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    • John Chamberlaine, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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