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.

10 Comments

  1. Hello, I’m interested in knowing more about my Ancestors. I have researched and I keep hitting a road block with my great great mother.

    1. Derrick, Hi, good to meet you. If you share a little more on your Cumbee ancestry leading back to your great great grandmother I’d be happy to try and help. Best, Andre

  2. SORRY THAT I MISS THE CUMBO REUNION, MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS WILLIAM COMBO AND MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDMOTHER WAS MARTHA NEWSOME, MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS JOHN W. COMBO AND MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER WAS ANNIE HALL, MY GRANDFATHER WAS JOHNNIE WM. COMBO AND MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ISADORA SMITH THEY WERE ALL FROM COFIELD, NC AND HERTFORD COUNTY

    1. Belinda, Hi, thanks for your note. Yes next time 🙂 I’m a Cumbo through my grandfather and a Hall through my grandmother. I plan on attending the Hall Family Reunion in Ahoskie next weekend. Please let me know if you plan on attending. I’d love to meet you. Best, Andre

  3. Greetings,

    I am Dena Majett, a descendant of Shine Cumbo. My paternal grandmother was Mary Cumbo. Her twin sister was Martha and they were from Rich Square. Unfortunately I could not attend the reunion, but I am grateful for all of the work you have done. I look forward to more of your research.

  4. My great-grandfather was William Morris Cumbo he’s wife is still with us I’m glad to see my history an how far we have come thank you for being this to light

  5. Hello Andre,
    My name is Tamara Cumbo and my sister’s names are Kimberlynn and Crystal Cumbo. We are the daughters of Earl Cumbo Jr. who is the son of Bea and Earl Cumbo Sr. who resided in Jacksonville, Florida. All who are now deceased. My sisters and I would like more information about the upcoming family reunion and our family’s history. Kim and I both live Chicago, IL and Crystal lives in Tallahassee, FL. My married name is Tamara Ekpenyong and I recently had a son, Ime Ekpenyong, who is six months old. Kim Cumbo has three girls, Diamond Cumbo 23, Whitney Cumbo 21, and McKenzie Cumbo 13. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon! Have a wonderful day😊

    1. Hi, pleasure to meet you. A few questions. Where was your grandfather Earl Cumbo Sr. born? Around what year? What was the maiden name of yoru grandmother Bea. This information will help me find more information on him and this Cumbo line. I look forward to hearing back from you. Best, Andre

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