Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Holcombe, a very common place-name found in various locations throughout England. There are Holcombes in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, and Somerset. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements hol, which means deep or hollow, and cumb, which means valley. The place-name taken as a whole means "deep hollow valley."
Early Origins of the Harcombe family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Harcombe family
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Harcombe Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Harcombe has been spelled many different ways, including Holcombe, Holcomb and others.
Early Notables of the Harcombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harcombe family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Harcombes to arrive in North America:
Harcombe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Harcombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Harcombe (post 1700)
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