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Multiple Origins for the Surname Coman


Scottish


The ancestors of the Coman family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from a Breton personal name. Coman is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname comes from a Breton personal name, which contained the first component, cam, which means bent or crooked. The name came to England with the Norman settlers after William the Conqueror's success at the Battle of Hastings. It was not long, however, before many members of the Coman family became dissatisfied with William's rule. In rebellion, many of them fled north, into Scotland, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore. In Scotland, this family settled in the county of Northumberland, beginning in 1070.

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 and was made Earl of Northumberland.

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Coman Spelling Variations


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Coman Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Coman include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They 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 694 words (50 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1133, 1153, 1258, 1263, 1264, 1275, 1286, 1289, 1296, 1302, and 1306 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)



Notable among 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 heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of...

Another 35 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 97 words (7 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coman or a variant listed above:

Coman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Coman, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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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.

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