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Whitcomb Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitcombe or Witcombe. Whitcombe in Dorset and Witcombe in Gloucestershire are named with Old English wid ‘wide’ + cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old English hwit ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old English wiðig ‘willow’ + cumb.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Liscomb, Holcomb, Whitton, Whitmore, Whitford, Whiddon, Whitney

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Whitcomb Family Origin

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Whitcomb Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Dressmaker

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Whitcomb occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Whitcomb's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Whitcomb family was Farmer. Labourer, Carpenter and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitcomb.

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Whitcomb Life Expectancy

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