Luscomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Luscomb begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the region of Luscombe in the counties of Devon, Dorset, and Cornwall. Luscomb 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 Luscomb family
The surname Luscomb 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 Luscomb family
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Luscomb 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 Luscomb has undergone many spelling variations, including Luscombe, Luscomb, Lustcomb, Liscomb, Listcomb and others.
Early Notables of the Luscomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Luscomb family to Ireland
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Migration of the Luscomb family
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 Luscomb were among those contributors: John Luscombe settled in Barbados in 1654; William Luscombe settled in Maryland in 1774; the family also settled in Newfoundland between 1701 and 1881..
Contemporary Notables of the name Luscomb (post 1700) +
- Florence H. Luscomb, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1936; Peace Progressive Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1952
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The Luscomb 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.