Meaning and Origin of: Combe

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived in a narrow valley, Middle English combe or habitational name from a place named with this word (see Coombe).
  • Irish : reduced form of McCombe (see McComb).
  • French : topographic name from Gaulish cumba ‘(narrow) valley’, ‘combe’. Compare Lacombe.