Early Origins of the Winscomb family
The surname Winscomb 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. 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 Winscomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winscomb 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 Winscomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Winscomb Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Winchcomb, Winchcombe, Wincecombe, Wincomb, Wincombe, Winchecomb, Winchecombe, Wincams and many more.
Early Notables of the Winscomb 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
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Migration of the Winscomb family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Winscomb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Joane Winscomb, who arrived in Virginia in 1618 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)