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.
(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
. The parish of Kilcummin on the western side of the Bay of Killala is named after a family of this name.
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.
of this family name include: Cummins, Comines, Cummings, Comine, Cummin, Comyn, Cumming, Cummine, Cuming, Cumine, Cumyn, Cummyn, Commyn and many more.
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.