Today's generation of the Counterpatch family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Counterpatch 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 Counterpatch family
The surname Counterpatch 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 Counterpatch family
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Counterpatch Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Counterpatch include Comberbach, Comberbirch, Commerback, Comeback, Comberback, Cumberbatch, Cumberback, Cumberpatch, Cumberbeach, Cumberbirch, Comberbirch, Comberpatch, Comberbeach and many more.
Early Notables of the Counterpatch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Counterpatch family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Counterpatchs to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Comberbach who arrived in New England