The ancestors of the Cumberbach family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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 Cumberbach family
The surname Cumberbach 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 Cumberbach family
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Cumberbach Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cumberbach were recorded, including Comberbach, Comberbirch, Commerback, Comeback, Comberback, Cumberbatch, Cumberback, Cumberpatch, Cumberbeach, Cumberbirch, Comberbirch, Comberpatch, Comberbeach and many more.
Early Notables of the Cumberbach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cumberbach family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cumberbach arrived in North America very early: Thomas Comberbach who arrived in New England