Early Origins of the Wencombe family
The surname Wencombe was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wencombe family
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Wencombe 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. Wencombe has been spelled many different ways, including Vincombe, Vinicombe, Vinnicombe, Vinncombe and others.
Early Notables of the Wencombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wencombe family to the New World and Oceana
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 Wencombes to arrive in North America: William Vinicomb settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1753; Mrs. Jean Vinicombe rented a meadow near Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1796; Richard Vinecum was in Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1813.