Place Name: Cumberland
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1984), Park (2002), Road (1984)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: locative name from the regional name and denoting someone ‘(from) Cumberland’.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
The name is based on the theme of adopting names of early forts and posts for neighbourhoods in The Palisades area. Cumberland House was the first Hudson's Bay Company inland trading post. It was built by Samuel Hearne in 1774, on the Saskatchewan River, near the present-day Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary. The post was named in honour of the first governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, Prince Rupert, Duke of Cumberland.
Municipality Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia
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