Cumberbatch has been spelt so many different ways. See here for a list of just some of the spelling variations that I have found and for an explanation to to how they may have happened.

Cumberbatch of Barbados Arms

Cumberbatch Coats of Arms

The coats of arms, bookplate and heraldry of people with the surname Cumberbatch.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

Cumberlege Arms

Cumberlege Coats of Arms

The coats of arms, bookplate and heraldry of people with the surname Cumberlege.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

Comberbach of Chester Arms

Comberbach Coats of Arms

The coats of arms, bookplate and heraldry of people with the surname Comberbach.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

Cumberbatchs USA 1880Cumberbatch of USA in 1880

This map shows that there are very few Cumberbatchs in the USA in 1880. The growth of people with this surname in later years suggests that they immigrated to the USA from elsewhere. By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

Cumberbatch Counts UK 1881

Cumberbatchs in England, 1881 & 2001

Cumberbatch is a surname based on a place called Comberbach which is a small village in Cheshire, England. These maps show the distribution of the surname by 1881.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

Cumberbatch of Barbados in 1881

Cumberbatch of Barbados in 1880


The origin of the surname Cumberbatch in Barbados is located in the parish of St. Peter. This was the location of several Cumberbatch owned sugar plantations.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

Comber (valley) of Comberbach Bach (stream) at Comberbach

Cumberbatch is a modern variant spelling of the ancient surname Comberbach.

Comberbach was inherited from a village called Comberbach. The village is located in Cheshire, England and is a topographical description of the place. The place-name Comberbach means "valley with a stream". 

Read about the origin of the surname Cumberbatch.