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The Ferncomb name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Farncombe, in Surrey. The place-name Farncombe was listed in the Domesday Book as Fernecome 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.

Ferncomb Early Origins



The surname Ferncomb 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" [1]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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Ferncomb Spelling Variations


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Ferncomb Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ferncomb has undergone many spelling variations, including Farncombe, Farncomb, Farncorn and others.

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Ferncomb Early History


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Ferncomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferncomb research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferncomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferncomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferncomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ferncomb were among those contributors: Andrew Farncorn arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773.

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