This website is for people exploring their Cumbo ancestry.
The first documented Cumbo in the New World was a man named Emanuell Cambow, an Angolan who arrived in Jamestown, VA in the 1600s. People who can trace their Cumbo ancestry to the Colonial period in America (1607-1763) likely descend from Emanuell. With this said, note that Cumbo was also a fairly common name among slaves in colonial Virginia. As the Cumbo family grew, so did variations of the name which expanded to Cumba, Cumbaa, Cumbee, Cumby, Cumbia, Cumboe, Cumbow, Combo, Cumber and others. We hope that this website will provide a place for Cumbo descendants to share and learn about our precious family history and ensure that it lives on.