Elizabeth Newcomb

Female7 January 1689–14 February 1708

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Newcomb was born on 7 January 1689, in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Newcomb Jr, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Everett, was 23. She died on 14 February 1708, in her hometown, at the age of 19.

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John Newcomb Jr
Elizabeth Everett
John Newcomb III
Ebenezer Newcomb
Elizabeth Newcomb
Ebenezer Newcomb
Isaac Newcomb

Sources (9)

  • Elizabeth Newcomb, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Elizabeth Newcombe, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Elizabeth Newcombe, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-comen, newe-come ‘newly arrived, recently come’ (Old English nīwe + cumen, cuma). The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of placenames ending in Old English cumb ‘valley’ (see Coombe ). No such placename as Newcombe is actually on record in Britain.

Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ (see Neukam ).

History: According to family tradition, Capt. Andrew Newcomb was born in England in 1618 and died in Boston, MA, in 1686, leaving family who settled both in MA and in Kittery, ME. Among his descendants was the internationally renowned astronomer Simon Newcomb (1835–1909).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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