The ancient roots of the Coomby family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Coomby comes from when the family lived in a small valley; the surname Coomby 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 Coomby 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 Coomby family
The surname Coomby was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Coomby family
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Coomby Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Coomby has appeared include Coombes, Cumbey, Cumbie, Coomes, Combes, Comes, Cumbay, Cumby, Coomby, Coombey and many more.
Early Notables of the Coomby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coomby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coomby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Coomby, "Coombe" U.E. who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1783 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X