Bounecoombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The lineage of the name Bounecoombe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Butcombe in the county of Somerset.

Early Origins of the Bounecoombe family

The surname Bounecoombe was first found in Somerset, where "this surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Buncombe,' or 'Boncombe,' some spot in the West country." [1] Kirby's Quest notes that Richard de Bounecombe was listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [2]

Important Dates for the Bounecoombe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bounecoombe research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bounecoombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bounecoombe 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 Bounecoombe has undergone many spelling variations, including Buncombe, Butcombe, Bounecombe, Bunecombe, Buncomb, Boncombe and many more.

Early Notables of the Bounecoombe family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Bounecoombe 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 Bounecoombe were among those contributors: William Bunchcombe who arrived in Virginia in 1663.

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ 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.
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