Comforthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Comforthe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Comforthe family
The surname Comforthe 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 Comforthe family
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Comforthe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Comforthe has undergone many spelling variations, including Cumberford, Cummerford, Comberford, Cumber, Camelford, Camellford, Campbellford, Comerford and many more.
Early Notables of the Comforthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Comforthe family to Ireland
Some of the Comforthe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Comforthe family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Comforthe were among those contributors: John Cumberford who settled in New England in 1743; James Cummiford arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1852.
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)