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Whitcomb Early Origins



The surname Whitcomb was first found in Shropshire where Berwick Mavesyn was settled in Morey. In ancient times, they moved to Wydecombe in Devon.

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Whitcomb Spelling Variations


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Whitcomb Spelling Variations



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

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Whitcomb Early History


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Whitcomb Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitcomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whitcomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whitcomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitcomb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whitcomb (post 1700)



  • 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
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Whitcomb


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Suggested Readings for the name Whitcomb



  • 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2016 at 02:07.

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