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Origins Available: English, Scottish


It is generally believed that this name comes from a Breton personal name, derived from element "cam," meaning "bent," or "crooked;" or perhaps from the herb called "cummin" (cumin). Or the name may have come from the place name Comines, in Flanders, Northern France.

Comings Early Origins



The surname Comings 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 in 1066 and was made Earl of Northumberland. Today Commins is a small hamlet in Denbighshire and Commins Coch is a small village in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Comings Spelling Variations


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Comings Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

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Comings Early History


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Comings Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comings research. Another 973 words (70 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1153, 1133, 1302, 1296, 1306, 1289, 1667 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Comings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Comings Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst 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...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Comings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comings In Ireland


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Comings In Ireland



Some of the Comings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Comings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Comings, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • John Comings, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Mary Comings, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

Comings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Comings, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • William Comings settled in Boston in 1766

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Contemporary Notables of the name Comings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Comings (post 1700)



  • Herbert C. Comings (b. 1863), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1898-1900; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1914-23; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1920
  • Herbert Bowen Comings (b. 1891), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1940; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1940
  • Herbert B. Comings Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1944
  • George F. Comings, American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1921-25
  • George Comings, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1934
  • Charles A. Comings, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan, 1900-01

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Comings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Comings 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 12 January 2016 at 13:07.

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