Combe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Combe family

The surname Combe was first found in Limousin, where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Combe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Combe research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1586, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Combe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Combe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lacombe, Lacombes, Combe, Combes, Coumbe, Coumbes, La Come, Lacommbe and many more.

Early Notables of the Combe family (pre 1700)

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Combe migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Combe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hannah Combe, who settled in Virginia in 1654-1663
  • John Combe, who settled in Virginia in 1654-1663
  • Margery Combe, who settled in Barbados in 1654-1663
  • William Combe, who settled in Barbados in 1685
  • Richard Combe, who arrived in Hempstead, NY in 1690 [1]
Combe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Combe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1710 [1]
Combe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Combe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • A Combe, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Michel Combe, who landed in New York in 1825 [1]

Combe migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Combe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Combe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848 [2]
  • Harry Combe, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [3]
  • George Henry Combe, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • Caroline Combe, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"

Contemporary Notables of the name Combe (post 1700)

  • William Combe (1741-1823), English writer and adventurer, author of 'Doctor Syntax,' born at Bristol in 1741
  • Thomas Combe (1797-1872), English director of the Clarendon Press, son of a bookseller in Leicester
  • George Combe (1788-1858), Scottish phrenologist, born in Edinburgh on 21 Oct. 1788, one of the seventeen children of George Comb, a brewer, by his wife, Marion Newton, brother to Andrew Combe
  • Charles Combe (1743-1817), English physician and numismatist, born on 23 Sept. 1743, in Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, where his father, John Combe, carried on business as an apothecary
  • Andrew Combe (1797-1847), Scottish physiologist and phrenologist, the fifteenth child and seventh son of an Edinburgh brewer, born in Edinburgh on 27 Oct. 1797
  • Mr. Stephen Dennis Combe M.B.E.,, British Director for Corporate Governance and Board Secretary for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Governance in NHS Wales [4]
  • Gordon Desmond Combe, Australian Parliamentary Officer for South Australia
  • Gordon Combe, Australian Parliamentary Officer
  • Lieutenant Robert Grierson Combe (d. 1917), Canadian soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for actions during WW I [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUCCESS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Success.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1855.shtml
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  5. ^ The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM). (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Robert Combe. Retrieved from http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=1566529
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