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Comyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English , Irish , Scottish

The surname Comyn 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 Comyn family

The surname Comyn 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 Comyn family

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Comyn 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 Comyn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Comyn family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Comyn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Comyn, who settled in Florida in 1769
  • Frederick Duke Comyn, who arrived in Florida in 1778

Contemporary Notables of the name Comyn (post 1700)

  • William Leslie Comyn (b. 1877), American businessman, shipbuilder and builder of one of the first large concrete ships, direct descendant of Stephen George Comyn
  • Andrew Daniel "Dan" Comyn (1872-1949), Irish cricketer from County Galway, who played for Ireland 16 times between 1893 and 1904
  • Stephen George Comyn (1764-1839), English naval chaplain who served with Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Battle of Copenhagen, said to be Nelson's favourite chaplain
  • Andrew Comyn (b. 1968), English former professional footballer from Wakefield, England who played from 1989 to 1996
  • Henry Hugh Comyn (1876-1937), English civil servant and sportsman, badminton mixed doubles champion in 1908, 1909 and 1910
  • John Francis Comyn (1742-1793), French aristocrat of French birth guillotined during the French Revolution
  • Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911), British civil servant, literary historian and poet

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