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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from either of two places called Boscombe (in Dorset and Wiltshire), both named with Old English bors ‘spiky plant’ + cumb ‘valley’.
  • Alpheus Bascom, said to be of Huguenot stock, was in Hancock, NY, by 1796.

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