It was during that time, as he had to learn on the fly, that he began to question - and reject - many of the rituals and practices long thought sacred in the football coaching fraternity.
My email address is at the top and bottom of every page on this site. You can use the table of contents at right to locate Sercombe families from various places in Devon, other parts of Britain, and countries around the world.
I also suggest using the search feature of your browser usually control-F to look for your own Sercombe ancestors by name, place, occupation, and so on.
I have registered my research on this name with the Guild of One-Name Studies. Frequency and Distribution of the Surname Sercombe Sercombe is an unusual surname. Inonly about people called Sercombe including variant spellings were alive in Britain, out of a total population of almost 30 million.
There are probably only a few more today: PaginasBlancas has telephone listings for 5 Sercombes in Argentina. Within Britain, the name is quite geographically concentrated.
Inabout 74 percent of the British Sercombes were living in the county of Devon or had been born there. Many of the remainder were in nearby Gloucestershire and Somerset, which together accounted for another 11 percent. Thirty years earlier, inof the fewer than Sercombes in Devon, almost all were in the city of Exeter about 24 percent or the nearby rural parishes to its south and west, particularly Dunsford 26 percent.
The mobility of modern society has made the pattern less extreme, but it remains: Major Family Groupings Was there just one original family called Sercombe, from whom all subsequent Sercombes are descended, or were there several independent origins of the name?
I am still far from finding out, but I hope that the information on this page and on the linked pages of source material see Sources of Informationbelow will eventually help to answer that question.
I do already know that at least of the or so Sercombes alive in Britain in were descendants of John Syrcombewho had six children at Dunsford between and At least another were descendants of Richard Southcumbe or Sircombewho had seven children at Tedburn St.
Mary, the parish immediately north of Dunsford, between and Almost certainly more than half of all Sercombes alive today are descended from these two men. My great grandmother Alice Sercombe was born there inthe youngest of eight children of a wine and spirits merchant.
Her father and two uncles came to Exeter from Bovey Tracey, about 10 miles to the southwest on the edge of Dartmoor, where their father had been a soap boiler.
The generation before that lived in Hennock, adjacent to Bovey Tracey, and the one before that came from Dunsford. Spelling Variations and Confusion with Other Surnames Spelling, even of surnames, was not standardized until at least the 19th century. Before then, people just spelled the way they heard.
Later, particularly as literacy became more universal, the spelling Sercombe became standard. Outside the Exeter area, however, where the name was less familiar to the keepers of official records, the standardization sometimes settled on other spellings, particularly Surcombe in and near Plymouth, descended from William Surcombe of Lifton, Devon ; Sircombe in Tewkesbury, descended from Henry Sircombe of Exeter and Tewkesbury ; and Sircom in Bristol, descended from John Sircome of Bristol.Conduct and analyze online research projects on your own with a survey or poll from SurveyMonkey.
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