Balcombe Surname Origin
From Bal, Gaelic, a round body, any thing thrown up; a building, house, town; and combe, a valley; the round valley; tin-works thrown up in a valley, or a dwelling in such a place.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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