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Early Origins of the Comerworthay family

The surname Comerworthay was first found in West Yorkshire at Upper Cumberworth or Lower Cumberworth, both small villages that date back collectively to the Domesday Book of 1086 where they were listed as Cumbreuurde. [1] Alternatively, the surname's origin could lie in Cumberworth, a small village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. This local was listed as Combreuorde in the Domesday Book. [1] In all cases, the place names derive their origin from the Old English personal name "Cumbre" + "worth" as in "enclosure of a man called Cumbra, or of the Britons." [2]

Early History of the Comerworthay family

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Comerworthay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Comberworth, Comerworth, Comberworthy, Comerworthy, Cumberworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Comerworthay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Comerworthay family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) on Facebook