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The ancestry of the name Cumbie dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a small valley; the surname Cumbie 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 Cumbie 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.

Cumbie Early Origins



The surname Cumbie was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Cumbie Spelling Variations


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Cumbie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cumbie have been found, including Coombes, Cumbey, Cumbie, Coomes, Combes, Comes, Cumbay, Cumby, Coomby, Coombey and many more.

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Cumbie Early History


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Cumbie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cumbie research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1317, and 1651 are included under the topic Early Cumbie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cumbie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cumbie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cumbie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cumbie, or a variant listed above: Anthony Coombe who settled there around the year 1640. He was a blacksmith by trade. According to tradition Anthony's parents wanted him to become a monk and gave him to a group of priests. He escaped later with an English Bible, and became a blacksmith in the town of Wells, where he defended his farm against the Indians. Henry Coombs bought land on Georgetown Island in 1676.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cumbie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cumbie (post 1700)



  • J. T. Cumbie, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, 1910
  • W. Thomas Cumbie, senior judge in the United States Air Force
  • William A. Cumbie Jr., U.S. Navy aviation electronics technician, eponym of Cumbie Glacier, Antarctica
  • Sonny Jack Cumbie (b. 1981), American football Assistant Coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Cumbie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cumbie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2016 at 19:24.

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