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Comforde is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Comforde family once lived in Comberford, in Staffordshire having derived from the Old English elements cumbre and ford, and meant "ford of the Britons." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Early Origins of the Comforde family


The surname Comforde was first found in Staffordshire at Comberford, a small village that dates back to 1187 when it was first listed as Cumbreford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Early History of the Comforde family

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Early History of the Comforde family


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Comforde Spelling Variations

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Comforde Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Comforde family name include Cumberford, Cummerford, Comberford, Cumber, Camelford, Camellford, Campbellford, Comerford and many more.

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Early Notables of the Comforde family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Comforde family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Comforde family to Ireland

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Migration of the Comforde family to Ireland


Some of the Comforde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Comforde family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Comforde family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Comforde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Cumberford who settled in New England in 1743; James Cummiford arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1852.

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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