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Cumberland Family History

Cumberland Name Meaning
English: regional name for someone from Cumberland in northwestern England (now part of Cumbria).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

139,320 Historical Documents with Cumberland on Ancestry.com
41,696 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,200 Military Records
2,300 Immigration Records
16,358 Census and Voter Lists
76,766 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cumberland Families

  • Number of Cumberland families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cumberland families
     103 - 204
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cumberland families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cumberland census records

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Cumberland Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Cumberland families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Cumberland Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cumberland families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cumberland

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cumberland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cumberland census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Cumberland ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Cumberland Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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