Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived beside a bridge over the river Cam. This surname originated as a local name for natives who came from the town of Cambridge. Cambridge was in both Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the McCambridge family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the McCambridge family
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McCambridge Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name McCambridge were recorded, including Cambridge, Cambrigge, Cambrigg, McCambridge and others.
Early Notables of the McCambridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCambridge family to Ireland
Some of the McCambridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McCambridge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McCambridge family emigrate to North America:
McCambridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
McCambridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
McCambridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McCambridge (post 1700)
The McCambridge 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: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.
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