Early Origins of the larcomb family
The surname larcomb was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1576 when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the larcomb family
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larcomb Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the larcomb family name include Larcombe, Larcomb, Larkom, Larcom, Larcum, Larkham, Larcumb, Larcumbe, Lacombe, Lacom, Lacomb, Lacum, Lacumb and many more.
Early Notables of the larcomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the larcomb family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the larcomb surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
larcomb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Larcomb, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
larcomb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Bessie Larcomb, aged 17, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
- Martha Larcomb, aged 19, a nurse, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877