Newcom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Newcom comes from its first bearer, who was a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcom is derived from the Old English elements niwe, which means new, and cumen, which means come. The name is therefore transliterated as "newly come." Nickname surnames were frequently the result of a spontaneous reaction to a particular occasion or event.
Early Origins of the Newcom family
The surname Newcom was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Important Dates for the Newcom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Newcom research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1669, 1627 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Newcom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newcom Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Newcom has been spelled many different ways, including Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcom family to Ireland
Some of the Newcom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Newcom migration to the United States
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Newcoms to arrive in North America:
Typical Newcom Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Newcom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francis Newcom, aged 30, who arrived in New England in 1635 
- Marie Newcom, aged 17, who landed in Barbados in 1635 
- Francis Newcom, who settled in New England in 1635 with his wife Rachel and two children
Newcom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Newcom, aged 6, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 
- Elisibeth Newcom, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 
- Rosina Newcom, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 
- Rudolph Newcom, aged 7, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 
- Samuel Newcom, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Newcom (post 1700)
- Colonel George Newcom, one of the first settlers in Dayton after the Treaty of Greenville (1795); he built Newcom Tavern, also known as the "Old Cabin", a historic structure in Dayton, Ohio
- James E. Newcom (1905-1990), American four-time Academy Award nominated film editor
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- ^ 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)