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

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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