Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in a small valley. The surname Cunard is derived from the Old English word cumb, which means valley. The surname Cunard belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Cunard family
Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cunard family
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Cunard Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.
Early Notables of the Cunard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cunard family to Ireland
Some of the Cunard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cunard family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cunard were among those contributors:
Cunard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Cunard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cunard (post 1700)
The Cunard Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sapiens dominabitur astris
Motto Translation: A wise man can rule the stars.
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