When Leila Trask Newcomb was born on 17 September 1870, in United States, her father, Edward Newcomb, was 32 and her mother, Emma Trask, was 31. She lived in Albany, Albany, New York, United States for about 35 years. She died in 1919, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 49.
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).
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