The name Newcolm is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcolm is derived from the Old English elements niwe,
which means new, and cumen,
which means come. The name is therefore transliterated as "newly come." Nickname
surnames were frequently the result of a spontaneous reaction to a particular occasion or event.
Early Origins of the Newcolm family
The surname Newcolm was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Newcolm family
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Newcolm Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Newcolm has undergone many spelling variations
, including Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcolm family to Ireland
Some of the Newcolm family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Newcolm family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Newcolm were among those contributors: William Newcome, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Andrew Newcomb, who settled in Maine in 1630; Francis Newcom, who came to New England
in 1635 with his wife Rachel and two children.