Witcombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Witcombe family

The surname Witcombe 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 Witcombe family

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Witcombe Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Witcombe family (pre 1700)

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Australia Witcombe migration to Australia +

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

Witcombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joshua Witcombe, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Dromedary" on 11th September 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Mr. Robert Witcombe, (b. 1805), aged 28, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for life for assault, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Jonah Witcombe, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/dromedary
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas


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