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Coom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Coom comes from when the family resided in a small valley; the surname Coom is often derived from the Old English word cumb, which means valley. In this case, it belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. Alternately, the surname Coom may be derived from residence in one of the many places called Comb, Combe, or Coombe. In this case, it belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Coom family


The surname Coom was first found in Devon where Richard de la Coombe held estates in that county in the year 1194. The name also found in the Feet of Fines of Somerset in 1269 where the entry Alan in la Cumbe was found.

Robert atte Cumbe was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296, and Thomas de Combe was listed in the Assize Rolls of Kent in the year 1317. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Today Combs is a small village in Derbyshire and a parish, in the union and hundred of Stow, Suffolk. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Coom family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coom research.
Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1651, 1586, 1667, 1616 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Coom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coom Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coom has been recorded under many different variations, including Coombe, Combs, Coombs, Comes, Combes, Combe, Coombes, Cumbe, Coumbes, Coames, Coambes, Cumbes, Cumes, Cummes, Cume, Coomes, Coames, Cooms, Coumes, Coume, Cooms, Coom, Coomb, Comb and many more.

Early Notables of the Coom family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coom family to Ireland


Some of the Coom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Coom family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Coom, aged 27, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Sarah Coom, aged 20, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Austin Coom, aged 33, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Emma Coom, aged 29, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Emma Coom, aged 9, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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