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Where did the English Whitcomb family come from? What is the English Whitcomb family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whitcomb family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whitcomb family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Widdicombe, Witchcombe, Whitcombe, Wydecombe and others.

First found in Shropshire where Berwick Mavesyn was settled in Morey. In ancient times, they moved to Wydecombe in Devon.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitcomb research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whitcomb History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitcomb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Whitcomb, who landed in Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1654
  • James Whitcomb, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1665

Whitcomb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jacob Whitcomb, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791

Whitcomb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • M Whitcomb, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Whitcomb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • George Whitcomb arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848

Whitcomb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • William Whitcomb, aged 28, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Matilda Whitcomb, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Emma J. Whitcomb, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Whitcomb, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • William Whitcomb, aged 9 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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  • Edgar Doud Whitcomb (1917-2016), American politician, 43rd Governor of Indiana (1969-1973)
  • Uzziel S. Whitcomb (b. 1817), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State Senate from Chittenden County, 1882
  • Mrs. Roger Whitcomb, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1972
  • Marciene H. Whitcomb, American Republican politician, Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1894
  • O. P. Whitcomb, American politician, Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota, 1871-72; Minnesota State Auditor, 1873-82
  • Louis G. Whitcomb, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1953-61
  • Louis B. Whitcomb, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Andover; Elected 1908; Defeated, 1926
  • Loammi Whitcomb, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wayne County 2nd District, 1853
  • L. S. Whitcomb, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940
  • James L. Whitcomb (1819-1899), American politician, Mayor of Battle Creek, Michigan, 1878

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  • The John Whitcomb Family in Indiana, and Interrelated Branches, 1830-1978 by Margaret Whitcomb Baird.
  • Yankee Heritage, a Sisson Ancestry by Brian J.L. Berry.
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  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Whitcomb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitcomb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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