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McCombs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The McCombs 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 McCombs family


The surname McCombs 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 McCombs family


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McCombs 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 McCombs family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCombs family to Ireland


Some of the McCombs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McCombs family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCombs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McCombs, who landed in America 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)
  • James McCombs, aged 32, who landed in New York 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)
  • Samuel McCombs, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [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)
  • George McCombs, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [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)

McCombs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George McCombs, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Kate McCombs, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • James McCombs, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Charles McCombs, aged 2 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name McCombs (post 1700)


  • William Frank McCombs (1876-1921), American lawyer and politician, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1912-1916)
  • Colin McCombs (b. 1970), American writer and game designer
  • Cal McCombs (b. 1945), former American football player and coach
  • James Holland McCombs (1901-1991), American journalist
  • Willard Eugene McCombs (1925-2004), American Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Cass McCombs (b. 1977), American songwriter and performer
  • John McCombs Jr. (1763-1857), American architect
  • Douglas McCombs (b. 1962), American musician, who plays bass and guitar with the instrumental rock band Tortoise
  • Sir Terence Henderson "Terry" McCombs OBE, ED (1905-1982), New Zealand politician of the Labour Party, 24th Minister of Education (1947-1949), 15th High Commissioner from New Zealand to the United Kingdom (1973-1975)
  • Elizabeth McCombs (1873-1935), née Henderson, New Zealand politician of the Labour Party for Lyttleton (1933-1935), mother of Terry McCombs
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The McCombs 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


  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)

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