MacOmber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The MacOmber surname comes from the Gaelic MacComaidh, which is in turn from MacThomaidh or MacThom. The same Gaelic names have often been Anglicized Thomson.

Early Origins of the MacOmber family

The surname MacOmber was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the MacOmber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacOmber research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1571, and 1587 are included under the topic Early MacOmber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacOmber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacComb, MacCombe, MacCombie, MacCombs, MacCome, MacComie, McCome, McKComb, Mackcome, McComey and many more.

Early Notables of the MacOmber family (pre 1700)

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MacOmber Ranking

In the United States, the name MacOmber is the 6,392nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the MacOmber family to Ireland

Some of the MacOmber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States MacOmber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacOmber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G Macomber, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • L Macomber, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • Mr. Macomber, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name MacOmber (post 1700) +

  • Curtis Macomber, American violinist and faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music
  • John D. Macomber (b. 1928), American banker, President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (1989-1992)
  • William Butts Macomber Jr. (1921-2003), official in the United States Department of State and a United States diplomat
  • Joshua Mason Macomber (1811-1881), noted American educator and a physician
  • Abraham Kingsley Macomber (1874-1955), American adventurer, businessman, philanthropist
  • Debbie Macomber (b. 1948), best-selling American author of over 150 romance novels, recipient of a lifetime achievement award by the Romance Writers of America
  • Franklin Bart Macomber (1894-1971), American football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972
  • Anne Macomber Gannett (1883-1951), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Maine, 1922-38; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1940 [3]

The MacOmber 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: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Don't touch the cat without a glove.

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook