Newcombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Newcombe is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcombe 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 Newcombe family

The surname Newcombe 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 Newcombe family

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Newcombe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Newcombe have been found, including Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.

Early Notables of the Newcombe family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Newcombe family to Ireland

Some of the Newcombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Newcombe migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Newcombe, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Newcombe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ann Newcombe, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Arth Newcombe, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Newcombe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Newcombe, who landed in America in 1765 [1]
  • Robert Newcombe, who settled in New England in 1766
Newcombe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jane Charlotte Newcombe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845 [1]

Australia Newcombe migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Newcombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Newcombe, English convict who was convicted in London, England for life, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 24th March 1838, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • James Newcombe, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • John Newcombe, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" [4]
  • Robert Newcombe, aged 22, a smelter, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

New Zealand Newcombe migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Newcombe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Newcombe, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Mr. Richard Newcombe, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" arriving in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand on 28th October 1842 [5]
  • Mr. William H Newcombe, (b. 1852), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Western Monarch" arriving in New Zealand in 1879 [5]
  • Miss Alice Newcombe, (b. 1870), aged 9, Cornish settler departing on 25th April 1879 aboard the ship "Orari" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 26th July 1879 [6]
  • Mrs. Ann Newcombe, (b. 1842), aged 37, Cornish settler departing on 25th April 1879 aboard the ship "Orari" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 26th July 1879 [6]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Newcombe (post 1700) +

  • Donald "Newk" Newcombe (1926-2019), American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher, the first pitcher to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and Cy Young Awards during his career
  • Anton Newcombe (b. 1967), American singer-songwriter, musician
  • Lloyd A. Newcombe (b. 1922), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 43rd District, 1966 [7]
  • E. C. Newcombe, American Republican politician, Mayor of Big Rapids, Michigan; Elected 1900, 1903 [7]
  • Hanna Newcombe (b. 1922), recipient of the 1997 Pearson Medal of Peace for her work as a peace activist and community development
  • Edmund Leslie Newcombe C.M.G. (1859-1931), Canadian lawyer and Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • John David Newcombe AO, OBE (b. 1944), Australian former World No. 1 tennis champion
  • Charles Frederick Newcombe (1851-1924), British botanist and ethnographic researcher
  • Arthur Newcombe Bourns FRSC (b. 1919), professor of chemistry and a university administrator
  • Alex Newcombe Walkinshaw (b. 1974), English actor, best known for playing the role of Sergeant Dale "Smithy" Smith in The Bill

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Sarah Ann  Newcombe (1865-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
  • Mrs. Gladys  Newcombe (1900-1917), née Jay, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]


Suggested Readings for the name Newcombe +

  • 1344 The Newcomer Families of Pennsylvania by Manley William Mallett, All Those Newcomer Families of Maryland by Manley William Mallett.

  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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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