The ancient history of the name Newcoombe dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name given to a new person in town; a person who had just arrived to live in the area. The name Newcoombe 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 Newcoombe family
The surname Newcoombe 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 Newcoombe family
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Newcoombe Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Newcoombe include Newcombe, Newcom, Newcomb, Newcome, Newcomen and others.
Early Notables of the Newcoombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Newcoombe family to Ireland
Some of the Newcoombe 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 Newcoombe family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Newcoombe 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.