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Early Origins of the Winchcombe family


The surname Winchcombe 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)

Early History of the Winchcombe family


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Winchcombe Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Winchcombe family (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...
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Migration of the Winchcombe family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winchcombe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Winchcombe, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752

Winchcombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Winchcombe, aged 32, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm
  • John Winchcombe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sarepta" in 1849

Winchcombe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Winchcombe, aged 14, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celestial Queen" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Winchcombe (post 1700)


  • Frederick Earle Winchcombe (1855-1917), Australian businessman and politician

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm

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