Early Origins of the Vilicoombe family
Hampshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Vilicoombe family
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Vilicoombe Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Vilicoombe include Vincombe, Vinicombe, Vinnicombe, Vinncombe and others.
Early Notables of the Vilicoombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vilicoombe family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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