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Surname: Scambler

This Surname has an original source being an occupational name for one who kept a stall, from the Middle English 13th Century 'schamel', a bench, or the Anglo-Saxon 'scamel', a stool. During the 14th and 15th Century the name was used specifically for a person who kept a stall in the street or market. 
The English Lineage from A.D. 1585‑1594. traces from Bishop of Norwich and Ely Edmund Scambler.  The lands and title were petitioned by Lord Keeper Puckering  the Queen to confer the see of Ely on Scambler, when eighty-eight years old, in order that he might give him a lease of part of the lands.  
One Charles Scambler is recorded as being baptised in March 1678 in the parish of St. Thomas in Barbados. Also in Barbados another Charles Scambler possibly the father of the above is listed as a soldier in Colonel Thornhill's Foot Regiment in January 1679. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Edmund Scambler, bishop of Peterborough, which was dated 1560, State Papers, Peterborough, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax.