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Multiple Origins for the Surname McComb


Scottish


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

McComb Early Origins



The surname McComb 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.

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McComb Spelling Variations


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McComb Spelling Variations



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

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McComb Early History


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McComb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McComb research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1571, and 1587 are included under the topic Early McComb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McComb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McComb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McComb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McComb In Ireland


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McComb In Ireland



Some of the McComb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McComb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John McComb, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1688 [1]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)

McComb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McComb, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1775 [1]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)

McComb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McComb, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]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)
  • Robert McComb, aged 20, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1812 [1]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)
  • Daniel McComb, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]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)
  • James McComb, who landed in New York, NY in 1831 [1]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)
  • Marshall McComb, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]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)

McComb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred McComb, aged 8, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Alice Coey McComb, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Alexander McComb, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Alexander H. McComb, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Agnes McComb, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McComb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary McComb, aged 28, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

McComb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert McComb, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • Thomas R. McComb, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • Jane McComb, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
  • Adam McComb, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Escocesa" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name McComb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McComb (post 1700)



  • Marshall F. McComb (1894-1981), American jurist
  • William McComb (1828-1918), Confederate brigadier general
  • Billy McComb (1922-2006), magician and comedian
  • Frank McComb (b. 1970), soul singer and keyboardist
  • Cass McComb (b. 1977), American songwriter and performer
  • Heather McComb (b. 1977), American actress
  • Colin McComb (b. 1970), American writer and game designer
  • John McComb Jr. (1763-1853), American architect
  • Elizabeth McComb (1873-1935), New Zealand politician
  • David Richard McComb (1962-1999), Australian rock musician

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The McComb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McComb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 April 2017 at 20:43.

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