Newcomen is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is a name for a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcomen 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 Newcomen family
The surname Newcomen 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 Newcomen family
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Newcomen Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Newcomen has been recorded under many different variations, including Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcomen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcomen family to Ireland
Some of the Newcomen family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Newcomen family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Newcomen or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Newcomen (post 1700)
- George Newcomen Morphy, British athlete of the 1908 Summer Olympics