Camiforthy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Camiforthy is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a 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 Camiforthy family
The surname Camiforthy 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 Camiforthy family
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Camiforthy Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Camiforthy were recorded, including Cumberford, Cummerford, Comberford, Cumber, Camelford, Camellford, Campbellford, Comerford and many more.
Early Notables of the Camiforthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Camiforthy family to Ireland
Some of the Camiforthy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Camiforthy family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Camiforthy family emigrate to North America: John Cumberford who settled in New England in 1743; James Cummiford arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1852.
- Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)