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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Duncombe surname lived in the village of Duncombe, in Durham. There is also a Duncombe in Lancashire which is in the north country too. This local name was originally derived from the Old English word dun, which literally means hill. The second part of the name, comb was originally derived from the Old English word cumb, which refers to a short, straight valley. Therefore Duncombe was literally a hill in a short, straight valley.

Duncombe Early Origins



The surname Duncombe was first found in Buckinghamshire where early records show Richard de Ingen held a barony in this shire since the Domesday Book. The name evolved through many changes; Vitalis D'Ingen reign of King Henry I, which lasted from 1216 to 1272 to Ralph Dungun who was Lord of Tingewick (Rotuli Hundredorum.) From this latter reference, the name was listed as Dunguns, Dengaines, Dungems and then gradually was changed to Duncombe, the more popular spelling since the 16th century. "The manor-house of Tangley [in Wonersh, Surrey], originally a hunting-box of King John's, was in 1585 converted into a residence for the family of Sir Francis Duncombe." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Duncombe Spelling Variations


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Duncombe 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 Duncombe 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. The variations of the name Duncombe include: Duncombe, Duncome, Duncomb, Duncome, Dunscomb, Dunscombe, Duncumb and many more.

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Duncombe Early History


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Duncombe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duncombe research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1711, 1622, 1687, 1672, 1676, 1648, 1711, 1690, 1769, 1695, 1763, 1747, 1708, 1698, 1702, 1702 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Duncombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duncombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duncombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Duncombe (1622-1687), an English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer of England (1672-1676); Sir Charles Duncombe (1648-1711), English banker and politician who served as a Member of Parliament and Lord Mayor of...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duncombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Duncombe or a variant listed above:

Duncombe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Duncombe, aged 46, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jon Duncombe, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • John Duncombe, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • John Duncombe settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Duncombe settled in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duncombe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Duncombe, aged 14, landed in New York in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duncombe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duncombe (post 1700)



  • Charles Duncombe, American politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1880
  • Charles Duncombe, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1859, 1863
  • C. F. Duncombe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1908
  • A. O. Duncombe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1904
  • Nick Duncombe (1982-2003), English rugby union footballer
  • Sir Phillip Duncombe (1818-1890), English nobleman, 1st Baronet Pauncefort-Duncombe
  • Thomas Slingsby Duncombe (1796-1861), English politician
  • Charles Duncombe (1802-1887), American-born, Canadian physician and political figure, leader in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Charles William Reginald Duncombe (1879-1916), British politician and soldier, 2nd Earl of Feversham
  • William Ernest Duncombe (1829-1915), British Conservative politician, created 1st Earl of Feversham in 1868

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Duncombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duncombe 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.

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