Early Origins of the Raynscombe family
The surname Raynscombe was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1200 when the name gave itself to no less than five villages in that county, a highly unusual occurrence and indicative that the family name was highly influential at some pre- Domesday Book
period in the county of Devon.
Early History of the Raynscombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raynscombe research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Raynscombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Raynscombe 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. Raynscombe has been recorded under many different variations, including Ranscombe, Ranscomb, Ranscome, Rainscombe, Raynscombe, Raynscomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Raynscombe family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Raynscombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Raynscombe 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 Raynscombe or a variant listed above: Laurance Ranscom, who arrived in Virginia sometime between 1666 and 1667.