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Surname Variants
CUMBERLIDGE 146
CUMBERBATCH 114
CUMBERPATCH 109
CUMBERBIRCH 65
CUMBERLEDGE 46
COMBERBACH 45
CUMBERBACH 25
CUMBERBEACH 22
CUMBLIDGE 19
CUMBERLEGE 18
CAMBERLIDGE 14
CUMBERLIGE 6
COMBERBASH 3
CUMBERBACK 3
CUMBERBATH 3
CUMBERLATCH 3
CUMBERLODGE 3
CUMERLIDGE 3
COMBERLEGE 2
CUMBERFATCH 2
CUMBLEDGE 2
CAMBERBATCH 1
CAMBERLEDGE 1
COMBERBACK 1
COMBERBEACH 1
CUMBERL 1
CUMBERLAGE 1
CUMBERLITCH 1
CUMBERPACH 1
CUMBERTH 1
CUMPERPATCH 1
Total 663

Cumberbatchs of UK in 1881

Frequencies & Densities

The above map is the relative density of the surname, for example it is 18 times the national average in Northamptonshire and 5 times the national average in Cheshire.

Frequencies & Densities   Frequencies & Densities     Numbers  
Rank Number of Cumberbatchs County County Population County Population%age Frequency Density %age %age Rank
1 108 Northampton 272,555 0.91% 0.0396% 17.87 16.29% 3
2 10 Huntingdon 59,491 0.20% 0.0168% 7.58 1.51% 10
3 154 Stafford 981,013 3.28% 0.0157% 7.08 23.23% 1
4 66 Cheshire 644,037 2.15% 0.0102% 4.62 9.95% 4
5 28 Leicestershire 321,258 1.07% 0.0087% 3.93 4.22% 7
6 119 Lancashire 3,454,441 11.56% 0.0034% 1.55 17.95% 2
7 9 Renfrewshire 263,374 0.88% 0.0034% 1.54 1.36% 11
8 6 Oxford 179,559 0.60% 0.0033% 1.51 0.90% 18
9 13 Lincolnshire 469,919 1.57% 0.0028% 1.25 1.96% 8
10 10 Derbyshire 461,914 1.55% 0.0022% 0.98 1.51% 9
11 8 Sussex 490,505 1.64% 0.0016% 0.74 1.21% 15
12 6 Norhumberland 434,086 1.45% 0.0014% 0.62 0.90% 17
13 8 Hampshire 593,470 1.99% 0.0013% 0.61 1.21% 13
14 36 Yorkshire 2,886,564 9.66% 0.0012% 0.56 5.43% 5
15 35 Middlesex 2,920,485 9.77% 0.0012% 0.54 5.28% 6
16 8 Warwick 737,339 2.47% 0.0011% 0.49 1.21% 16
17 8 Durham 867,258 2.90% 0.0009% 0.42 1.21% 12
18 5 Gloucester 572,433 1.91% 0.0009% 0.39 0.75% 19
19 4 Somerset 469,109 1.57% 0.0009% 0.38 0.60% 21
20 8 Kent 977,706 3.27% 0.0008% 0.37 1.21% 14
21 2 Midlothian 389,164 1.30% 0.0005% 0.23 0.30% 24
22 4 Lanarkshire 904,412 3.03% 0.0004% 0.20 0.60% 20
23 1 Salop/Shropshire 248,014 0.83% 0.0004% 0.18 0.15% 26
24 2 Devon 603,595 2.02% 0.0003% 0.15 0.30% 23
25 4 Surrey 1,436,899 4.81% 0.0003% 0.13 0.60% 22
26 1 Norfolk 444,749 1.49% 0.0002% 0.10 0.15% 25

The density of Cumberbatchs suggest a prolific concentration in:

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Northamptonshire

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Huntingdonshire

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Staffordshire

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Cheshire

Northamptonshire : 108 - 17 times the national average : the seat of Cumberpatch = 97.2%

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103 CUMBERPATCH

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2 CUMBERLEGE

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1 CUMBERLIDGE

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1 CUMBERPACH

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1 CUMPERPATCH

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Most were born there

Huntindonshire : 10

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1 family of 8 CUMBLIDGE

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2 CUMBLEDGE

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All were born in Huntingdonshire

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A 'large' concentration in a small county - misleading

Staffordshire 154 - 7 times the national average

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27 CUMBERBIRCH

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26 CUMBERLIDGE

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23 CUMBERBATCH

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19 COMBERBACH

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9 CUMBERBACH

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Other variants

Cheshire 66 - 4 times the national average

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27 CUMBERBIRCH

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15 COMBERBACH

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15 CUMBERBATCH

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6 CUMBERLIDGE

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Other variants

 

Counts and Percentages

These are counts of Cumberbatchs found in the 1881 census of the UK. They indicate where Cumberbatchs were living in 1881.

1881 UK Census   Numbers & Percentages    
Rank by count County County Country Number of Cumberbatchs County Population %age
1 STS Stafford England 154 981,013 23.23%
2 LAN Lancashire England 119 3,454,441 17.95%
3 NTH Northampton England 108 272,555 16.29%
4 CHS Cheshire England 66 644,037 9.95%
5 YKS Yorkshire England 36 2,886,564 5.43%
6 MDX Middlesex England 35 2,920,485 5.28%
7 LEI Leicestershire England 28 321,258 4.22%
8 LIN Lincolnshire England 13 469,919 1.96%
9 DBY Derbyshire England 10 461,914 1.51%
10 HUN Huntingdon England 10 59,491 1.51%
11 RFW Renfrewshire Scotland 9 263,374 1.36%
12 DUR Durham England 8 867,258 1.21%
13 HAM Hampshire England 8 593,470 1.21%
14 KEN Kent England 8 977,706 1.21%
15 SSX Sussex England 8 490,505 1.21%
16 WAR Warwick England 8 737,339 1.21%
17 NBL Norhumberland England 6 434,086 0.90%
18 OXF Oxford England 6 179,559 0.90%
19 GLS Gloucester England 5 572,433 0.75%
20 LKS Lanarkshire Scotland 4 904,412 0.60%
21 SOM Somerset England 4 469,109 0.60%
22 SRY Surrey England 4 1,436,899 0.60%
23 DEV Devon England 2 603,595 0.30%
24 MLN Midlothian Scotland 2 389,164 0.30%
25 NFK Norfolk England 1 444,749 0.15%
26 SAL Salop/Shropshire England 1 248,014 0.15%

As the table above shows the most number of Cumberbatchs were to be found in:

  1. Staffordshire

  2. Lancashire

  3. Northamptonshire

  4. Cheshire

As Comberbach in Cheshire is the origin of the surname, then the above depicts migration away from Cheshire and into neighbouring counties. This would suggest that the migration away from the area began many years prior to 1881.

Tudor tax returns of 1545-46 for Congleton tax the three most wealthy local men at a rate of:

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Richard Grene, several times mayor, 35 / yr

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James Rode (Rood), 21 / yr

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Thomas Comberback, 20 / yr

These three men were the only Congleton men to have voluntarily contributed to the King's collection in the next year (History of Congleton, Ed. WB Stephens p.49).

Congleton is 18.8 miles away from Comberbach. Migration away from Comberbach may well have started before the 16th century.

 

Conclusion

The high county population in Lancashire effectively masks the 2nd highest number of instances of the surname, whilst the low population of Huntingdonshire effectively promotes the 10 individuals in that small county.

This distribution is too late to help to pinpoint the origin of this surname.

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