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Winchcombe Early Origins



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)

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Winchcombe Spelling Variations


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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.

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Winchcombe Early History


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Winchcombe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winchcombe 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 Winchcombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winchcombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winchcombe 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 Winchcombe 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:

Winchcombe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Winchcombe arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752

Winchcombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Winchcombe, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor"
  • John Winchcombe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sarepta" in 1849

Winchcombe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winchcombe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winchcombe (post 1700)



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

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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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Winchcombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winchcombe 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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