The Norman Conquest
in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Comberpatch family lived in Cheshire
, where they held the title of Lords of the Manor of Comberbach, in the parish of Great Budeworth.
Early Origins of the Comberpatch family
The surname Comberpatch was first found in Cheshire
at Comberbach, a civil parish and small village that dates back to the 12th century when it was listed as Combrebeche. The place name literally means "valley or stream on the Britons
or of a man called Cumbra," from the Old English "Cumbre," + "bece." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The family held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Comberbach in the parish of Great Budeworth.
Early History of the Comberpatch family
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Comberpatch Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Comberbach, Comberbirch, Commerback, Comeback, Comberback, Cumberbatch, Cumberback, Cumberpatch, Cumberbeach, Cumberbirch, Comberbirch, Comberpatch, Comberbeach and many more.
Early Notables of the Comberpatch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Comberpatch family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Comberpatch or a variant listed above: Thomas Comberbach who arrived in New England