The name Dascomb reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Dascomb family lived in Boscombe, Wiltshire
where one reference from 1273 suggests that "Boscumbe" may have derived from the Old English words meaning a 'valley overgrown with spiky plants.' Today Boscombe is a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset
and includes Boscombe Manor, built by Phillip Norris in 1801. "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" was one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Strand Magazine in 1891.
Early Origins of the Dascomb family
The surname Dascomb was first found in Wiltshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. They were conjecturally descended from Edward a tenant
of William d'Eu as shown in the Domesday Book
taken in 1086 by William Duke of Normandy
showing the lands granted by the king to his nobles.
Early History of the Dascomb family
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Dascomb Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dascomb family name include Bascum, Bascomb, Bascome, Bascombe, Bascom, Baskomb, Boscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Dascomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dascomb family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Dascomb family to immigrate North America:
Dascomb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas R Dascomb, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Dascomb (post 1700)
- Don Dascomb, American founder of Dascomb Cellars, Solvang, California in 1974
- Wendy Dascomb (b. 1949), American model and beauty queen, Miss USA 1969
The Dascomb Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Forti et fideli nihil difficile
Motto Translation: Nothing is difficult to the brave and the faithful.