Comforth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Comforth is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having 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 Comforth family
The surname Comforth 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 Comforth family
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Comforth Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Comforth has been recorded under many different variations, including Cumberford, Cummerford, Comberford, Cumber, Camelford, Camellford, Campbellford, Comerford and many more.
Early Notables of the Comforth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Comforth family to Ireland
Some of the Comforth 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.
Comforth migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Comforth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Comforth, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Ellen Comforth, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Mr. Charles Comforth, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 
- Mrs. Ellen Comforth, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 
Contemporary Notables of the name Comforth (post 1700) +
- Clarence C. Comforth, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Seymour; Elected 1934 
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