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Winchcomb Early Origins



The surname Winchcomb was first found in 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Winchcomb Spelling Variations


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Winchcomb Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Winchcomb, Winchcombe, Wincecombe, Wincomb, Wincombe, Winchecomb, Winchecombe, Wincams and many more.

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Winchcomb Early History


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Winchcomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winchcomb research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1395, 1401, 1489, 1557, 1465, 1519, 1557, 1574, 1631, 1667, 1659, 1703 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Winchcomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winchcomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winchcomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Charles Winchcombe; John Winchcombe (died 1557), son of the aforementioned Jack O'Newbury, was Member of Parliament for Cricklade and Great Bedwyn and his son, John Winchcombe (died 1574), was Memebr of Parliament for Reading, Ludgershall and Wootton Bassett; Sir Henry Winchcombe, 1st Baronet (c...

Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winchcomb 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:

Winchcomb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Winchcomb, aged 39, a gardener, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Susan Winchcomb, aged 42, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Louisa Jessie Winchcomb, aged 15, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Elinor Madeline Winchcomb, aged 13, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • John Hartley Winchcomb, aged 8, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winchcomb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winchcomb (post 1700)



  • George Winchcomb, American musician and organist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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