Buncomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Buncomb has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Butcombe in the county of Somerset.
Early Origins of the Buncomb family
The surname Buncomb 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 Buncomb family
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Buncomb 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 Buncomb have been found, including Buncombe, Butcombe, Bounecombe, Bunecombe, Buncomb, Boncombe and many more.
Early Notables of the Buncomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buncomb 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 Buncomb, or a variant listed above: 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.