The name Crocumbe is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the area of Crowcombe in the parish of Somerset.
Early Origins of the Crocumbe family
The surname Crocumbe was first found in In Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Crocumbe family
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Crocumbe Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Crocumbe are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Crocumbe include: Crocombe, Crokum, Crocumb, Crocumbe, Crewcumb, Crewcumbe and many more.
Early Notables of the Crocumbe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crocumbe family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crocumbe or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.