Witcomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Witcomb family

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

Early History of the Witcomb family

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Witcomb Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Witcomb family (pre 1700)

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United States Witcomb migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Witcomb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C E Witcomb, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
Witcomb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alice Witcomb, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Henry Witcomb, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Oscar G. Witcomb, aged 26, who landed in America from Adelaide, Australia, in 1918
  • Henry Witcomb, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1920
  • Owen D. Witcomb, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Witcomb migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Witcomb Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Witcomb, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 20th August 1830, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Witcomb (post 1700) +

  • Ernie Witcomb, English founder of Witcomb Cycles in 1949
  • Doug Witcomb (b. 1918), Wales international footballer


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clyde


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