The history of the name Newcommbe goes back those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcommbe 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 Newcommbe family
The surname Newcommbe 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 Newcommbe family
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Newcommbe Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Newcommbe family name include Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcommbe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcommbe family to Ireland
Some of the Newcommbe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Newcommbe 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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Newcommbe 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.