The surname Comi is thought to be a local
name; that is, a surname derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signified emigration from one place to another, but did not necessarily denote nobility. The Comi family most likely took on this surname from the city of Como, in Lombardy
. The name Como is also thought to have been a shortened form of the name Giacomo, the Italian equivalent to James.
Early Origins of the Comi family
The surname Comi was first found in at Como, a city and comune in Lombardy
, Italy, the administrative capital of the Province of Como. It was originally a Roman colony, was home to Bishop Saint Felix of Como (d. ca.
390 AD,) and later became an independent commune. The first of the name on record appears to be Elia Como of Padua province, who was the mayor of Castelbardo in 1489.
Early History of the Comi family
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Comi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Como, Comi, Comello, Comelli, Comèl, Comellini, Comelini, Comellato, Comiti, Comitti, Comici, Cominazzo, Cuomo, Cometto, Cometti, Comino, Comini, Comotti, Comolli and many more.
Early Notables of the Comi family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Girolamo Comi, a painter born in Modena in 1507, whose works can still be seen today in London, Milan, and around Italy; Antonio Cometto and Domenico Benedetto Cometto, brothers and prominent architects from Ticino, around 1550; Leonardo... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Comi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Comi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Comi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Comi, age 28, who arrived in American on April 18, 1887, aboard the "La Bourgogne"
Comi Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Giulio Comi, age 24, who arrived in New York on March 5, 1885, aboard the "Canada"
Contemporary Notables of the name Comi (post 1700)
- Paul D. Comi (b. 1932), American film actor
- Joseph J. Comi, American Republican politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Concord 9th Ward 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Girolamo Comi (1890-1968), Italian poet, Baron of Lucugnano