Comings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Comings family
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.
Saint Comman of Ross-Commain ( fl. 550), was son of Faelchu and "descendant of Fiacha Araidhe, of the family of Rudhraighe, and race of Ir, king of Ulster, A.D. 236." 
Early History of the Comings family
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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.
Early Notables of the Comings family (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 heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus...
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Migration of the Comings family to Ireland
Some of the Comings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Comings migration to the United States +
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, who settled in Boston in 1766
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 
Related Stories +
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html