Balcomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Balcomb is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Balcomb family lived in Balcomie, in the parish of Crail, in the county of Fifeshire.

Early Origins of the Balcomb family

The surname Balcomb was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Important Dates for the Balcomb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balcomb research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1359, 1380, and 1672 are included under the topic Early Balcomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Balcomb Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Balcomb has been spelled Balcom, Balcome, Balcomb, Balcomm, Balcombe and others.

Early Notables of the Balcomb family (pre 1700)

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Balcomb migration to the United States

The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Balcomb:

Balcomb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Chas. M. Balcomb, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Charles Balcomb, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Charles M. Balcomb, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Charles Balcomb, aged 62, who immigrated to the United States from Eastport, Maine, in 1920
  • Frederick Balcomb, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922

Balcomb migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Balcomb Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Clifford Balcomb, aged 50, who immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1916
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