When Fredrick Henry Newcomb was born on 25 March 1921, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Fredrick McCormick Newcomb, was 36 and his mother, Anna Amelia Steckling, was 31. He lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 2 April 1985, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Monroeville, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.
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).