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The Comey name is likely derived from either "MacGiolla Choimdheadh" or "O Camtha." The Gaelic word "coimdheadh" means "lord" or "protector," while "camtha" means "bent or crooked." Some of the variations of this name found mostly in Ulster, such as MacComie are most likely derivatives of MacComb, a sept of the Scottish Clan Mackintosh, but already well established in Ulster by 1659, and Petty's census of Ireland.

Comey Early Origins



The surname Comey was first found in Breffny, and Cork in the south of Ireland, as well as in Ulster. There are no doubt two different sources of this same name, with those in the south being native Irish Gaelic names.

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Comey Spelling Variations


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Comey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Comey, Coomey, MacComey, MacComb, MacCombe, O'Comey, MacComie and many more.

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Comey Early History


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Comey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comey research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1596 are included under the topic Early Comey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Comey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Comey Notables 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:

Comey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Comey, who declared an Oath of Allegiance in Philadelphia in 1864
  • Samuel George Comey, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Comey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Comey (post 1700)



  • James B Comey, Deputy Attorney General of the United States during President George W. Bush's administration
  • Rev. James Patrick Comey, Rector of Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver (1995-)
  • Stephen Comey, Australian actor

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Motto


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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: Fortitudine et Prudentia
Motto Translation: With fortitude and prudence.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Comey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Comey 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 14 December 2013 at 18:56.

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