The name Farncoomb has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Farncombe, in Surrey
. The place-name Farncombe was listed in the Domesday Book
was held by the Bishop of Bayeux. This name is derived from the Old English elements fearn,
which was the word for fern, and combe,
a word for a valley.
Early Origins of the Farncoomb family
The surname Farncoomb was first found in Surrey
at Farncombe, a village that is today part of the Borough of Waverley. The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Ferncome and literally meant "valley where ferns grow" from the Old English words "fern" + "cumb" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, it was part of the Godalming hundred
, lands held by the Bishop of Bayeux, had land enough for two ploughs and had 15 acres of meadows. There was also a manor there at the time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Farncoomb family
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Farncoomb 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 Farncoomb have been found, including Farncombe, Farncomb, Farncorn and others.
Early Notables of the Farncoomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farncoomb family to the New World and Oceana
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 Farncoomb, or a variant listed above: Andrew Farncorn arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773.