Bounecolm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Bounecolm name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Butcombe in the county of Somerset.
Early Origins of the Bounecolm family
The surname Bounecolm was first found in Somerset, where "this surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Buncombe,' or 'Boncombe,' some spot in the West country."  Kirby's Quest notes that Richard de Bounecombe was listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
Early History of the Bounecolm family
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Bounecolm 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 Bounecolm has undergone many spelling variations, including Buncombe, Butcombe, Bounecombe, Bunecombe, Buncomb, Boncombe and many more.
Early Notables of the Bounecolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bounecolm 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 Bounecolm were among those contributors: William Bunchcombe who arrived in Virginia in 1663.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.