Cummerbirh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cummerbirh reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cummerbirh 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 Cummerbirh family

The surname Cummerbirh 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." [1] The family held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Comberbach in the parish of Great Budeworth.

Important Dates for the Cummerbirh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cummerbirh research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1603, 1866, 1603 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Cummerbirh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cummerbirh 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 Cummerbirh family name include Comberbach, Comberbirch, Commerback, Comeback, Comberback, Cumberbatch, Cumberback, Cumberpatch, Cumberbeach, Cumberbirch, Comberbirch, Comberpatch, Comberbeach and many more.

Early Notables of the Cummerbirh family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cummerbirh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cummerbirh family

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 Cummerbirh family to immigrate North America: Thomas Comberbach who arrived in New England in 1635.

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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