Camelforthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Camelforthe first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Comberford, in Staffordshire having derived from the Old English elements cumbre and ford, and meant "ford of the Britons." 
Early Origins of the Camelforthe family
The surname Camelforthe 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 Camelforthe family
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Camelforthe Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Camelforthe has appeared include Cumberford, Cummerford, Comberford, Cumber, Camelford, Camellford, Campbellford, Comerford and many more.
Early Notables of the Camelforthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Camelforthe family to Ireland
Some of the Camelforthe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Camelforthe family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Camelforthe arrived in North America very early: 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)