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Combs were in Yorkshire as early 1379 and perhaps earlier yet:
1086 Domesday Survey. Flamborough (modern), West Riding, Yorkshire. "Flaneburc/burg: Earl HUGH and Hugh FITZNORMAN from him; Clibert, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king." (The Domesday Book)Hugh FITZNORMAN may have been Hugh Fitz (son of) NORMAN and the ancestor of de COMBES (See Earliest Combes of England)
1379 Poll Tax West R. of YorkshireAccording to the Hazel M. Kendall manuscript (her sources not given), Combs were in Yorkshire as early as 12?
Robertus COMBE, , p. 5
Radulphus de COMBE, p. 6
("Dictionary of English & Welsh Surnames with Special American Instances," by Charles Wareing Bardsley, 1901)
"The Coomb or Combe family had been at Wineoband and Shiregreen in Yorkshire since 1276.Note: It is not clear whether the above was meant to be a descendancy or not.
"Ulnoth CAMBAS (COMBS) a freeman owned land in Stow before 1086
John, warden of Athelstone 1376 Worcestershire, England.
Combe Petrus de fined 1339
Henry of Wineoband and Shiregreen, York
William witness to dee(d?) 1399
John living 1443
William d. by 1476 wf Alicia
John living 1500 wf. Joanne
John Combes d. 1550 at Crowle, Worcestershire
John d. 1588 inherited Grovely Manor wife Rose
William ____ (?)1591: wife Elizabeth
West RidingWapentake of Strafforth and TickhillEcclesfield
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