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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.

Comi Early Origins



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.

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Comi Spelling Variations


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Comi Spelling Variations



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.

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Comi Early History


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Comi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comi research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1507, 1550, 1606 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Comi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Comi Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Comi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Comi (post 1700)



  • Joseph J. Comi, American Republican politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Concord 9th Ward 1956
  • Paul D. Comi (b. 1932), American film actor
  • Girolamo Comi (1890-1968), Italian poet, Baron of Lucugnano

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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    The Comi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Comi 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 15 July 2016 at 13:47.

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