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Bascombe is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Bascombe family lived in Boscombe, Wiltshire where one reference from 1273 suggests that "Boscumbe" may have derived from the Old English words meaning a 'valley overgrown with spiky plants.' Today Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset and includes Boscombe Manor, built by Phillip Norris in 1801. "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" was one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Strand Magazine in 1891.

Bascombe Early Origins



The surname Bascombe was first found in Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They were conjecturally descended from Edward a tenant of William d'Eu as shown in the Domesday Book taken in 1086 by William Duke of Normandy showing the lands granted by the king to his nobles.

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Bascombe Spelling Variations


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Bascombe Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bascombe family name include Bascum, Bascomb, Bascome, Bascombe, Bascom, Baskomb, Boscomb and many more.

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Bascombe Early History


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Bascombe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bascombe research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1975 are included under the topic Early Bascombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bascombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bascombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bascombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bascombe family to immigrate North America:

Bascombe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Bascombe arrived in New England in 1640

Bascombe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Bascombe, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Fredk Bascombe, who landed in New York in 1854
  • Richard Bascombe, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Sarah Bascombe, aged 6, landed in New York in 1854

Bascombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bascombe, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Thomas Bascombe, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge"
  • Eliza Bascombe, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
  • John Bascombe, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"

Bascombe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Bascombe arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bascombe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bascombe (post 1700)



  • Chris Bascombe, English North West football reporter for the Daily Telegraph and ghostwriter of Jamie Carragher's autobiography Carra
  • Herbert Bascombe (b. 1964), former Bermudian cricketer who played from 1997-2001

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Bascombe Historic Events


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Bascombe Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Gordon Bascombe, British Lieutenant Pay A, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Forti et fideli nihil difficile
Motto Translation: Nothing is difficult to the brave and the faithful.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Bascombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bascombe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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