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Commyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish , Scottish


The surname Commyn comes from the old Irish Gaelic surname O Coimín, and has come to have many different English variants. The Gaelic name also appeared as O Comáin, especially in Munster.


Early Origins of the Commyn family


The surname Commyn was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where the family were "erenaghs" (Administrators) of the church of St. Cuimín Fada. It is said that in the 6th century, St. Common, a pupil of St. Finian was a missionary in Connacht, founding a monastery in Roscommon. The parish of Kilcummin on the western side of the Bay of Killala is named after a family of this name.

Early History of the Commyn family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Commyn research.
Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1213, 1264, 1688, 1703, 1704, 1760, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Commyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Commyn Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Cummins, Comines, Cummings, Comine, Cummin, Comyn, Cumming, Cummine, Cuming, Cumine, Cumyn, Cummyn, Commyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Commyn family (pre 1700)


Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Commyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Commyn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Cummins, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1759; Andrew Cummins, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1825; Patrick Cummins, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1828.

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