Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Newcoman family have grown. The name Newcoman was given to a member of the family who was a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcoman 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 Newcoman family
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 Newcoman family
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Newcoman Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Newcoman family name include Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcoman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcoman family to Ireland
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Migration of the Newcoman family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Newcoman surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.
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