Early Origins of the Fillcoombe family
The surname Fillcoombe was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Fillcoombe family
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Fillcoombe 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 Fillcoombe have been found, including Vincombe, Vinicombe, Vinnicombe, Vinncombe and others.
Early Notables of the Fillcoombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fillcoombe 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 Fillcoombe, or a variant listed above: William Vinicomb settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1753; Mrs. Jean Vinicombe rented a meadow near Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1796; Richard Vinecum was in Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1813.