Camiforthey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Camiforthey is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Camiforthey family
The surname Camiforthey 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 Camiforthey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camiforthey research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camiforthey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Camiforthey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Camiforthey has been spelled many different ways, including Cumberford, Cummerford, Comberford, Cumber, Camelford, Camellford, Campbellford, Comerford and many more.
Early Notables of the Camiforthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Camiforthey family to Ireland
Some of the Camiforthey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Camiforthey family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Camifortheys to arrive in North America: 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)