Aiscombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Aiscombe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of the places named Ashcombe in the counties of Berkshire, Devon, and Sussex.
Early Origins of the Aiscombe family
The surname Aiscombe was first found in Devon at Ashcombe, a village and civil parish in the Teignbridge district which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Aissecome  and literally meant "valley where ash-trees grow."  The local church was built in a cruciform structure and was dedicated November 22nd, 1259. It contains many ancient stalls of carved oak.  In the 1800s when repairs were done, part of an old breviary (liturgical book) was found between the ceiling and the roof written in the reign of Richard II. The breviary is now on display at the British Museum. Ashcombe House, also known as Ashcombe Park, is a Georgian manor house in the parish of Berwick St John, near Salisbury, in Wiltshire. The first house located here was built in 1686 by a local squire. Ashcombe House at Swainswick, north-east of Bath in Somerset is a Gothic revival country house and was built in the early nineteenth century.
Early History of the Aiscombe family
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Aiscombe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Aiscombe has undergone many spelling variations, including Ashcombe, Ashcomb, Ascombe, Ascomb, Aiscombe, Aiscomb, Lishcombe, Lishcomb, Ayscombe, Ayscomb, Ascoum and many more.
Early Notables of the Aiscombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aiscombe family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Aiscombe were among those contributors: John Ashcomb, who arrived in Virginia in 1646; Ann Ashcomb, who arrived in Virginia in 1650; Nathaniel Ashcomb, who settled in Maryland sometime between 1650 and 1651.