Definitions for cumberland
ˈkʌm bər ləndcum·ber·land
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Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, Butcher Cumberlandnoun
English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
Cumberland, Cumberland Rivernoun
a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
A maritime traditional county of England, bordered by Dumfries-shire, Roxburghshire, Northumberland, County Durham, Westmorland, Lancashire and the Irish Sea; part of Cumbria for administrative purposes.
A city in Allegheny County, Maryland, USA. Cumberland, Maryland is the county seat of Allegheny County.
A town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Cumberland ( KUM-bər-lənd) is a historic county in the far North West England. It covers part of the Lake District as well as the north Pennines and Solway Firth coast. Cumberland had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974, when it was subsumed into Cumbria, a larger administrative area which also covered Westmorland and parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire. In April 2023, Cumberland will be revived as an administrative entity when Cumbria County Council is abolished and replaced by two unitary authorities; one of these is to be named Cumberland and will include most of the historic county, with the exception of Penrith and the surrounding area. Cumberland is bordered by the historic counties of Northumberland to the north-east, County Durham to the east, Westmorland to the south-east, Lancashire to the south, and the Scottish counties of Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire to the north.
Cumberland can refer to several different things, typically a geographical location, depending on the context. 1) It is a historic county in the North West of England, known for its beautiful landscapes including the Lake District National Park. 2) It could also refer to various towns or cities in different parts of the world, particularly in the United States, Canada, and Australia. 3) It could also refer to Cumberland University in Tennessee, USA. 4) Additionally, Cumberland is the name of a popular style of sausage in England. 5) The Cumberland River, a major waterway in the southern United States, might also be referred to just as Cumberland. 6) Cumberland Gap is a pass through the Appalachian Mountains at the junction of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The specific meaning would depend on the context in which it is being used.
Cumberland is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It bordered Northumberland to the east, County Durham to the southeast, Westmorland and Lancashire to the south, and Dumfriesshire in Scotland to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 and now forms, along with Westmorland and parts of historic northern Lancashire, Cumbria.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a county in N. of England, of mountain and dale, with good agricultural and pasture land, and a rich coal-field on the coast, as well as other minerals in the interior.
In MD Allegany county.
Land of the peaks or Peak Dtstrict
Etymology: Cumbra = Hill, Peak or Summit
Submitted by pauld.05757 on November 14, 2021
Etymology and Origins
The land of the Cymri.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cumberland is ranked #13578 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cumberland surname appeared 2,233 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Cumberland.
87.1% or 1,945 total occurrences were White.
7.4% or 167 total occurrences were Black.
2% or 46 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2% or 46 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of cumberland in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of cumberland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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