By this time period all of my families of interest have now moved on to Bishops Nympton from North Molton so that my continuing interest is solely for my one name Pincombe study. Contemplating that study I realized that I had not yet updated the births, marriages and deaths registration file using FreeBMD so have now extracted all those entries and have added in the marriage partners from 1912 on. I still have the baptisms to work on in terms of making a file that is readily searchable on all items. I have not yet found all the partners in the 1837 to 1911 marriages yet and will do that in combination with the census.
Another piece of exciting news for the Pincombe study is another family member (Pinkham) joining the yDNA study. To really learn the deep ancestry of this family the yDNA study is absolutely essential to show if this is a singleton family. I will await his results.
The world profiler for Pinkham surname shows:
UNITED STATES 18
UNITED KINGDOM 4.12
The Pinkham surname is frequent in the United States and New Zealand.
Next looking at the Pincombe surname on the World Profiler:
UNITED KINGDOM 6.31
UNITED STATES 0.8
Worldwide the Pinkham spelling dominates as can be seen by the frequency of Pincombe which is highest in the UK but at only 6.31 per million (Pinkham is 18 per million in the United States of America).
Two branches of the Devon Pincombe (at least) came to Canada in the mid 1800s (my own and one line from Beaford) but there have been other immigrations to Canada. In general the Pincombe name is still primarily located in Devon with the top cities in the United Kingdom being:
Exeter , south west , UK
Taunton , south west , UK
Tiverton , south west , UK
Chulmleigh , south west , UK
South Molton , south west , UK
Barnstaple , south west , UK
Romford , south east , UK
Umberleigh , south west , UK
Reading , south east , UK
Crediton , south west , UK
The original Pincombe one name study was run by two researchers both of whom had the spelling Pinkham for their surname - one lived in the United Kingdom and the other in the United States. I continue entering their charts which they archived at the Society of Genealogists (it is now possible to archive your study with the Guild of one-name studies but that option was not available at the time they closed their study) into my Legacy Family Tree Program although I haven't done very much the last couple of months. The study was named Pincombe as the primary surname with the Pinkham spelling as a deviant. That surprised me somewhat as both carried the Pinkham surname. However, their charts show that all lines begin with the Pincombe surname with several of the specific family lines eventually moving to the Pinkham spelling.