The origins of the Liscombe name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Liscombe was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Luscombe in the counties of Devon
, and Cornwall
. Liscombe is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Liscombe family
The surname Liscombe was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Liscombe family
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Liscombe Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Liscombe include Luscombe, Luscomb, Lustcomb, Liscomb, Listcomb and others.
Early Notables of the Liscombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Liscombe family to Ireland
Some of the Liscombe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Liscombe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Liscombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Liscombe, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml.
The Liscombe Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Mors omnibus communis
Motto Translation: Death is common to all men.