Origins Available: English
The origins of the Coumbe name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Coumbe was originally derived from a family having lived in a small valley; the surname Coumbe 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 Coumbe 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 Coumbe family
The surname Coumbe 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. 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Coumbe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coumbe research.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1651, 1586, 1667, 1616 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Coumbe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coumbe Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Coumbe include 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 Coumbe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coumbe family to Ireland
Some of the Coumbe 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 Coumbe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coumbe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Herbert Coumbe, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
- Alfred J. Coumbe, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870