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Meaning and Origin of: Whitcomb

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : White
  • English : Light in the valley

Last name origin & 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 wīd ‘wide’ + cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old English hwīt ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old English wīðig ‘willow’ + cumb.