Early Origins of the Wenycombe family
The surname Wenycombe was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Wenycombe family
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Wenycombe Spelling Variations
Wenycombe has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Wenycombe have been found, including Vincombe, Vinicombe, Vinnicombe, Vinncombe and others.
Early Notables of the Wenycombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wenycombe family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Wenycombes to arrive on North American shores: 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.