The last name Whitcombe has an interesting history in the UK dating back to the middle ages. Whitcombe is a British occupational last name of old Dutch origins. First documented evidence of the surname dates to the county of Surrey in 1036. The word Whitcombe is believed to have derived from a Middle Ages term. In the fifteenth century a considerable group of settlers known as Whitcombe's migrated to the British colonies in Australia.
Whitcombe is currently at number 890 of the UK's most common surnames. World wide there are around 116590 people with this surname. Hampshire currently holds the greatest density of people with the surname Whitcombe. If history is to be believed the early 19th century Whitcombe's liked a drink or four. A tarnished past is clear, particularly around the summer of 1926 when Greg Whitcombe stole a sheep and was sentenced to jail. Members of the Whitcombe family were involved in the Boston tea party.
Traits associated with Whitcombe
The Whitcombe's are well known for their outgoing personalities. Whitcombes are complex, imaginative and inteligent. The name is linked with Venus, the planet of happiness. When they are good, they are excellent; when they are bad they are more thae worse for being the charmers they are. 114
Some of the more famous Whitcombe's are: