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Origins Available: English, Scottish


It is generally believed that this name comes from a Breton personal name, derived from element "cam," meaning "bent," or "crooked;" or perhaps from the herb called "cummin" (cumin). Or the name may have come from the place name Comines, in Flanders, Northern France.

Coman Early Origins



The surname Coman was first found in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in England, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Robert of Comyn (Comines,) a noble who accompanied William the Conqueror in 1066 and was made Earl of Northumberland. Today Commins is a small hamlet in Denbighshire and Commins Coch is a small village in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Coman Spelling Variations


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Coman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

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Coman Early History


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Coman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coman research. Another 973 words (70 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1153, 1133, 1302, 1296, 1306, 1289, 1667 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Coman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Alexander Comyn (d. 1289), Earl of Buchan, a Scotish-Norman nobleman, son of William Comyn and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coman In Ireland


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Coman In Ireland



Some of the Coman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Coman, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Coman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cara A. Coman, aged 32, who landed in America from Marlborough, in 1892
  • N. Coman, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Wozeick Coman, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1897
  • John Coman, aged 33, who landed in America from Thurles Co. Tipperary, in 1897

Coman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George F. Coman, aged 43, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Frank H. Coman, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1905
  • John Coman, aged 35, who settled in America from County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Coman, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Ellen Coman, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Coman, aged 43, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Harriett Coman, aged 43, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • John Coman, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coman (post 1700)



  • Robert Grimes Coman (1887-1963), Commodore in the United States Navy, recipient of the Legion of Merit
  • Carolyn Coman (b. 1951), American writer of children's books from South Hampton, New Hampshire
  • Thomas Coman (1836-1909), American President of the New York City Board of Aldermen from 1868 to 1871
  • Katharine Coman (1857-1915), American social activist and economist
  • Mike Coman (b. 1987), New Zealand Rugby Union player
  • Peter George Coman (b. 1943), former New Zealand cricketer
  • Gilly Coman (1955-2010), British actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Coman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 September 2015 at 09:31.

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