The surname ‘Holcomb’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from any of the various places in the counties of Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Oxon., and Somerset, , England, so called from the Old English word ‘holh’ meaning hollow, depression, and ‘croft’ meaning paddock, smallholding. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Holcomb’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of King Henry III and Edward I, were a ‘Henry de Holecoumbe’, from Somerset, 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 ‘Thomas Holcomb’, from the county of Devon, England. who was a member of a company that emigrated to North America in 1630 under the leadership of ‘John Maverick, and ‘John Wareham, sailing from the Port of Plymouth aboard the ship named the ‘Mary and John’ on the 23rd of May 1630, arriving in Nantashet, Massachusetts on the 30th of May of th… Coat of arms: Azure, a chevron argent between three men’s heads profile co…
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