England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cumberback 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 Cumberback family
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 Cumberback family
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Cumberback Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Cumberback has been recorded under many different variations, including Comberbach, Comberbirch, Commerback, Comeback, Comberback, Cumberbatch, Cumberback, Cumberpatch, Cumberbeach, Cumberbirch, Comberbirch, Comberpatch, Comberbeach and many more.
Early Notables of the Cumberback family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cumberback family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Cumberbacks were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Thomas Comberbach who arrived in New England in 1635.
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