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Chamberlain Family History

Chamberlain Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Chamberlain, Chamberlin, Chamberland, Haberland, Chapdelaine

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chamberlain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Chamberlain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Chamberlain . 27% of Chamberlain men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Chamberlain women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chamberlain were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chamberlain . Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chamberlain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chamberlain . Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chamberlain . For the veterans among your Chamberlain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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