Comerbray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Comerbray family

The surname Comerbray was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland in the parish of Comrie. " The name is derived from a Gaelic term signifying 'Confluence,' used in this instance in reference to the junction of the rivers Earn, Ruchill, and Lednock near the site of the church of Comrie. Several traces of camps and fortifications, some of which have been recently obliterated by the operations of husbandry, connect it with the military enterprises of the ancient Romans. " [1]

Early History of the Comerbray family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comerbray research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1446 and 1476 are included under the topic Early Comerbray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Comerbray Spelling Variations

Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Comerbray include Comri, Comry, Combry, Comerie, Comerbrie, Cumry, Comrie, Comrye, Comerye, Comerbry, Cromerbyre, Combrie, Combrai, Comrai, Comraie, Combraie, Combrey, Comerie and many more.

Early Notables of the Comerbray family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Comerbray family

In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Comerbray name: Thomas Comry who arrived in Philadelphia in 1841; Alexander Comery arrived in New York State in 1774; M. Commerey landed in New Orleans in 1822.



The Comerbray Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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