Cambridge Family History
Cambridge Name Meaning
Irish (Antrim and Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Mac Ambróis see McCambridge . English: habitational name from Cambridge the university city and county town of Cambridgeshire in East Anglia. Until the late 14th century this place was known as Grantabrycge or Cantebrigge ‘bridge on the (river) Granta’ from a Celtic river name meaning ‘marshy river’. Under Norman influence Granta- became Cam-. English: habitational name from the village of Cambridge near Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. This place is early-recorded as Cambrigga and named for the Cam a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked winding’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press