Camelforth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Camelforth comes from when the family resided in Comberford, in Staffordshire having derived from the Old English elements cumbre and ford, and meant "ford of the Britons." 
Early Origins of the Camelforth family
The surname Camelforth was first found in Staffordshire at Comberford, a small village that dates back to 1187 when it was first listed as Cumbreford. 
Early History of the Camelforth family
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Camelforth Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Camelforth include Cumberford, Cummerford, Comberford, Cumber, Camelford, Camellford, Campbellford, Comerford and many more.
Early Notables of the Camelforth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Camelforth family to Ireland
Some of the Camelforth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Camelforth family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Cumberford who settled in New England in 1743; James Cummiford arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1852.
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)