The name Combers is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in a small valley. The surname Combers is derived from the Old English word cumb,
which means valley.
The surname Combers belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Combers family
The surname Combers was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Combers family
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Combers Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Combers family name include Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.
Early Notables of the Combers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Combers family to Ireland
Some of the Combers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Combers family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Combers surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Comer who settled in New England
between 1620 and 1660; Richard Comer settled in America in 1773; George Stibband Comer settled in Maryland in 1776.
The Combers Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sapiens dominabitur astris
Motto Translation: A wise man can rule the stars.