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The name Butcum is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Butcombe in the county of Somerset.

Early Origins of the Butcum family


The surname Butcum 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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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Early History of the Butcum family

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Early History of the Butcum family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butcum research.
Another 310 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Butcum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Butcum Spelling Variations

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Butcum Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Butcum has been spelled many different ways, including Buncombe, Butcombe, Bounecombe, Bunecombe, Buncomb, Boncombe and many more.

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Early Notables of the Butcum family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Butcum family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Butcum family to Ireland

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Migration of the Butcum family to Ireland


Some of the Butcum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Butcum family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Butcum family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Butcums to arrive in North America: 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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