Research shows that the family name Chamberlain has been around since the eighth century. Chamberlain was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. Records dating back to 1038 suggest there was a contingency of Chamberlain's in the county of Leicestershire. During the period of the British Empire the name spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Chamberlain is the 179th most popular surname in the world. In the UK alone there are 36175 people with the surname Chamberlain. The nineteen eleven census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the United Kingdom and Ireland shows the greatest number of Chamberlain's in the county of Worcestershire. Never too far from controversy 2 brothers Rob Chamberlain and Paul Chamberlain were sent to jail in 1869 for allegedly stealing a bracelet.