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Vylicoombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Vylicoombe family


The surname Vylicoombe was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Vylicoombe family


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Vylicoombe Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Vylicoombe include Vincombe, Vinicombe, Vinnicombe, Vinncombe and others.

Early Notables of the Vylicoombe family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vylicoombe family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Vylicoombe were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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