Early Origins of the Vilicoom family
Hampshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Vilicoom family
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Vilicoom Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Vilicoom have been found, including Vincombe, Vinicombe, Vinnicombe, Vinncombe and others.
Early Notables of the Vilicoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vilicoom family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Vilicoom, or a variant listed above: William Vinicomb settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1753; Mrs. Jean Vinicombe rented a meadow near Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1796; Richard Vinecum was in Maggoty Cove, Newfoundland, in 1813.
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