Cumberbeach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Cumberbeach was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Cumberbeach 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 Cumberbeach family
The surname Cumberbeach 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."  The family held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Comberbach in the parish of Great Budeworth.
Important Dates for the Cumberbeach family
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Cumberbeach Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Cumberbeach are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cumberbeach include Comberbach, Comberbirch, Commerback, Comeback, Comberback, Cumberbatch, Cumberback, Cumberpatch, Cumberbeach, Cumberbirch, Comberbirch, Comberpatch, Comberbeach and many more.
Early Notables of the Cumberbeach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cumberbeach family
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Cumberbeach, or a variant listed above: Thomas Comberbach who arrived in New England in 1635.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)