The McComber 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 McComber family
The surname McComber 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 McComber family
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McComber Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacComb, MacCombe, MacCombie, MacCombs, MacCome, MacComie, McCome, McKComb, Mackcome, McComey and many more.
Early Notables of the McComber family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McComber family to Ireland
Some of the McComber family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McComber family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Maccome, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Alexander MacComb, who came to New York in 1774; Mary MacComb settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1763.
The McComber 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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