Cumberbatch is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cumberbatch 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 Cumberbatch family
The surname Cumberbatch 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 Cumberbatch family
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Cumberbatch Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cumberbatch family name include Comberbach, Comberbirch, Commerback, Comeback, Comberback, Cumberbatch, Cumberback, Cumberpatch, Cumberbeach, Cumberbirch, Comberbirch, Comberpatch, Comberbeach and many more.
Early Notables of the Cumberbatch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cumberbatch family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cumberbatch family to immigrate North America: Thomas Comberbach who arrived in New England
Contemporary Notables of the name Cumberbatch (post 1700)
- Dorann Cumberbatch, American contestant for American Gladiators (1991)
- Benedict Cumberbatch (b. 1976), English Golden Globe nominated actor, known for his roles in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), War Horse (2011) and Sherlock (2010-2016)