Biscoombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Biscoombe has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in or near the village of Bispham, which lies three miles from Poulton in the Fylde district of the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Biscoombe family
The surname Biscoombe was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Biscoombe family
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Biscoombe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Biscoombe have been found, including Bispham, Bisspham, Bisphame, Bisfam, Biscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Biscoombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biscoombe family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Biscoombe, or a variant listed above: Thomas Biscomb who sailed to Massachusetts in 1768.