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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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

McCombe Early Origins



The surname McCombe 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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McCombe Spelling Variations


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McCombe 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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McCombe Early History


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McCombe Early History



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

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McCombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCombe In Ireland


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McCombe In Ireland



Some of the McCombe 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:

McCombe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth McCombe, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • John McCombe, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Robert McCombe, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCombe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCombe (post 1700)



  • James David "Jim" McCombe (1932-2011), Canadian Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot, Commander of the Golden Hawks aerobatics team
  • Sir Richard George Bramwell McCombe (b. 1952), English barrister and judge who is a member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Lord Justice of Appeal (2012-)
  • John McCombe (b. 1985), English footballer who plays for York City as a defender, the club's Player of the Year Award in 2011
  • Jamie Paul McCombe (b. 1983), English footballer who currently plays for Doncaster Rovers

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The McCombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCombe 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 25 March 2015 at 10:14.

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