Early Origins of the Whinchcum family
The surname Whinchcum was first found in Gloucestershire
at Winchcombe, a Cottswold town. They held a family seat
there, some say, before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. Winchcombe was held, at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, from the chief tenant
, which was Gloucester Abbey. It consisted of three mills within a small village, and was once an Anglo Saxon walled city. The town pre-dates the Conquest by over two centuries as the first listing was in 810 when it was known as Wincelcumbe. The place name literally means "valley with a bend in it" from the Old English wincel + cumb. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Whinchcum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whinchcum research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1395, 1401, 1489, 1557, 1465, 1519, 1557, 1574, 1631, 1667, 1659, 1703 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Whinchcum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whinchcum Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winchcomb, Winchcombe, Wincecombe, Wincomb, Wincombe, Winchecomb, Winchecombe, Wincams and many more.
Early Notables of the Whinchcum family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Charles Winchcombe; John Winchcombe (died 1557), son of the aforementioned Jack O'Newbury, was Member of Parliament for Cricklade and Great Bedwyn and his son, John Winchcombe (died 1574), was Memebr of Parliament for Reading, Ludgershall and Wootton Bassett; Sir Henry Winchcombe, 1st Baronet
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Migration of the Whinchcum family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Wincams who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763; Thomas Winchcombe arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752.
Whinchcum Family Crest Products
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)