Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcome 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 Newcome 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 Newcome family
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Newcome Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Newcome include Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcome family to Ireland
Some of the Newcome 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.
Migration of the Newcome family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Newcome Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Newcome Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Newcome (post 1700)
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