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Early Origins of the Woollacombe family

The surname Woollacombe was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Woollacombe.

In the parish of Lanow, in some old records called Lanow Seynt, and in others Landoho, and in Doomsday Survey Langenewit of neighboring Cornwall, the ancient manor was at one time granted to John Wollacombe, clerk, and Roger Prideaux, gent. From these families it passed to the Bevilles, by whom it was carried in marriage to the Grenvilles. [1]

"The Woollcombes, who have been seated at Hemerdon, [Devon] for several generations, in the reign of Elizabeth lived on the adjoining estate of Challonsleigh." [2]

Early History of the Woollacombe family

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Woollacombe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wollacombe, Woolcombe, Wolacombe, Woollcombe and others.

Early Notables of the Woollacombe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Woollacombe family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Woolacombe settled in Virginia in 1653.

Contemporary Notables of the name Woollacombe (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth Woollacombe, Bishop of Oxford

  1. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.G., 1895. Digital on Facebook