The name ‘Combs’ originates from England. It is a habitational name for someone who was a ‘Local at the comb’ i.e. a cell or hollow in the hillside, or for someone who lived near a crest of a hill, or hillside. An enormous number of local compounds are based on this word, probably because being sheltered, habitations were made there, (derived from the Celtic word ‘cum’, meaning a hollow. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Combs’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of Edward III, were a ‘John in le Coumbe’, from Somerset, England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘William Combs’, from England. He immigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Union’ on the 13th of February 1774, arriving in Carolina on the 20th of February of the same. Today, ‘Combs’ is the ‘590th’ most common surname…
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