William A. Newcomb

30 June 1837–12 June 1838
Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William A.

When William A. Newcomb was born on 30 June 1837, in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alexander Hamilton Newcomb, was 32 and his mother, Maria Hamilton, was 32. He died on 12 June 1838, in his hometown, at the age of 0.

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Alexander Hamilton Newcomb
1804–1854
Maria Hamilton
1804–1876
Frances E. Newcomb
1826–1914
Mary M. Newcomb
1830–1901
John Hamilton Newcomb
1833–1913
William A. Newcomb
1837–1838

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Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a new arrival in a place, from Middle English newe-come(n) ‘recently come’, ‘just arrived’. The intrusive -b- is the result of the influence of place names ending in -combe ( see Coombe ).2 Americanized form of German Neukamm, possibly arising from a misinterpretation of its etymology as neu ‘new’ + Kamm ‘comb’ ( see Neukam ).

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

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