Early Origins of the Whinchcume family
Gloucestershire at Winchcombe, a Cottswold town. They held a family seat there, some say, before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. Winchcombe was held, at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086, from the chief tenant, which was Gloucester Abbey. It consisted of three mills within a small village, and was once an Anglo Saxon walled city. The town pre-dates the Conquest by over two centuries as the first listing was in 810 when it was known as Wincelcumbe. The place name literally means "valley with a bend in it" from the Old English wincel + cumb. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Whinchcume family
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Whinchcume Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Winchcomb, Winchcombe, Wincecombe, Wincomb, Wincombe, Winchecomb, Winchecombe, Wincams and many more.
Early Notables of the Whinchcume family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whinchcume family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Wincams who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763; Thomas Winchcombe arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752.
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