Home  |  Contact Me  |  FAQ's |  Visitors   

Cumberbatch Family History, Cumberbatch Genealogy and Cumberbatch Ancestry

Home
Introduction
Surname Origin
Surname Variations
Cumberbatch Distribution
Comberbach Place
To The Trees
Notables
Heraldry
Links
FAQ's
Visitors

 

 

Cumberbatchs of UK in 2001

 

Local District Authorities with more than twice the national average of Cumberbatchs (excluding Inner London)

             
Local Authority District or Unitary Authority (UA)   Admin. County   No. of Cumberbatchs   Cumberbatch Frequency Cumberbatch Density > 2x Rank
           
 
Stoke-on-Trent UA 67 5.03% 10.8865 1
Stafford Moorlands Staffordshire 22 1.65% 9.1037 2
Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire 28 2.10% 8.9715 3
Daventry Northamptonshire 14 1.05% 7.7199 4
Blackburn with Darwen UA 23 1.73% 6.5418 5
Congleton Cheshire 15 1.13% 6.4696 6
Gedling Nottinghamshire 18 1.35% 6.2959 7
Wigan Greater Manchester 50 3.76% 6.2861 8
Wellingborough Northamptonshire 11 0.83% 5.9308 9
South Northamptonshire Northamptonshire 11 0.83% 5.4242 10
Denbighshire (Wales) 13 0.98% 5.416 11
Northampton Northamptonshire 24 1.80% 4.8257 12
South Lakeland Cumbria 12 0.90% 4.5864 13
Nottingham UA 28 2.10% 4.1005 14
Reading 15 1.13% 4.0986 15
Stafford Staffordshire 12 0.90% 3.8883 16
South Hams Devon 8 0.60% 3.8217 17
Welwyn Hatfield Hertfordshire 9 0.68% 3.6073 18
Blaby Leicestershire 8 0.60% 3.4658 19
Brent Outer London 23 1.73% 3.4134 20
Elmbridge Surrey 10 0.75% 3.2066 21
Fylde Lancashire 6 0.45% 3.2042 22
Birmingham West Midlands 80 6.01% 3.2013 23
Teesdale Durham 2 0.15% 3.1974 24
Coventry West Midlands 24 1.80% 3.1192 25
East Northamptonshire Northamptonshire 6 0.45% 3.0647 26
Craven North Yorkshire 4 0.30% 2.9168 27
Broxtowe Nottinghamshire 8 0.60% 2.9079 28
Ribble Valley Lancashire 4 0.30% 2.8984 29
Macclesfield Cheshire 11 0.83% 2.8644 30
Croydon Outer London 21 1.58% 2.4838 31
Solihull West Midlands 12 0.90% 2.3517 32
Ipswich Suffolk 7 0.53% 2.3379 33
Rushcliffe Nottinghamshire 6 0.45% 2.2216 34
Bassetlaw Nottinghamshire 6 0.45% 2.178 35
Erewash 6 0.45% 2.1308 36
Cannock Chase Staffordshire 5 0.38% 2.1221 37
Ealing Outer London 16 1.20% 2.0788 38
           
 
 

Total

645
   

 

Inner London Local District Authorities with more than twice the national average of Cumberbatchs

           
Inner London Local Authorities   Admin. County   No. of Cumberbatchs   Cumberbatch Frequency Cumberbatch Density > 2x Rank
             
                 
Lambeth Inner London 36 2.70% 5.2884 1
Newham Inner London 28 2.10% 4.4889 2
Haringey Inner London 24 1.80% 4.3343 3
Southwark Inner London 20 1.50% 3.1936 4
Wandsworth Inner London 16 1.20% 2.4026 5
Lewisham Inner London 15 1.13% 2.3562 6
Hackney Inner London 11 0.83% 2.1206 7
           
 
  Total 150
                 

Inner London was treated separately as London has a tremendous attraction. As David Hey in his Family Names and Family History p.140 explains:

"Commonwealth immigrants who have arrived since the 1950s can be even more difficult to identify in this way [distribution by telephone numbers], for many came with English surnames.  Some of the bearers of distinctive surnames derived rfom English villages and hamlets turn out to be descendants of African slaves who were shipped to the West Indies and given the name of a slave owner whose family originated in England. For example, Comberbatch (sic) [he means Cumberbatch], a surname which is derived from a village in Cheshire, is a very common name in Barbados and has been reintroduced into England by West Indian immigrants.....As immigrants tend to cluster together, some of their distinctive surnames are now confined to particular localities in Britain."

Whilst slave naming patterns are not the subject here he does raise a point regarding immigrants. The UK National Archives website 'Moving Here' includes a sample of immigrants ariving at UK ports between 1950 & 1960. In this sample 43 Cumberbatchs are mentioned and 33 (77%) are destined for London. The 'clustering' Hey mentions may be identified in the above mentioned Inner London boroughs, which may well be due to immigrants from Barbados. 'Moving Here' explains why and how:

"A minority [of Caribbeans] were recruited and subsidised by London Transport or by the hospitals of the new Health Service, but the majority came of their own accord, paying fares of up to 85, for ship cabins they typically shared with half a dozen other travellers. At the lower price range, conditions were worse, and cabin accommodation could be shared among a score of passengers." See: Immigrant_motivation

The low number of Cumberbatchs in London during the 1881 Census allow me to treat London separately.

 

Regions with more than 1.5 times the national average of Cumberbatchs

         
Region No. of Cumberbatchs Cumberbatch Frequency Cumberbatch Density > 2x Rank
         
               
Inner London 179 13.45% 2.5302 1
West Midlands 295 22.16% 2.1898 2
East Midlands 185 13.90% 1.7337 3
         
 
Total 659
   

 

Administrative Counties with more than 1.4 times the national average of Cumberbatchs

         
Administrative County No. of Cumberbatchs Cumberbatch Frequency Cumberbatch Density > 2x Rank
         
               
Northamptonshire 69 5.18% 4.2846 1
Staffordshire 75 5.63% 3.635 2
Nottinghamshire 45 3.38% 2.3507 3
West Midlands 139 10.44% 2.1267 4
Cheshire 27 2.03% 1.5668 5
Greater Manchester 90 6.76% 1.4176 6
         
 
Total 445
   

 

Up Next

 

Copyright 2003-2010 Robert Cumberbatch.             Cumberbatch family history site last updated: 10 March, 2010            |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Me