Newcoomb is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcoomb 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 Newcoomb family
The surname Newcoomb 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 Newcoomb family
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Newcoomb Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Newcoomb has appeared include Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcoomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcoomb family to Ireland
Some of the Newcoomb 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
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Migration of the Newcoomb family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Newcoomb arrived in North America very early: 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.