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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.

Comins Early Origins



The surname Comins 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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Comins Spelling Variations


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Comins 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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Comins Early History


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Comins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comins 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 Comins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Comins 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 Comins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comins In Ireland


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Comins In Ireland



Some of the Comins 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:

Comins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Comins, who arrived in Maryland in 1640
  • Isaac Comins, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Matthew Comins, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1654

Comins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Comins, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Comins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lorenzo Comins, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813

Comins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard B. Comins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Comins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Comins (post 1700)



  • Daniel Comins, American chemist from North Carolina State University who identified Comins' reagent, a triflyl compound in 1992
  • Harry Mason Comins (1882-1962), American politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan (1938-1940)
  • Linus Bacon Comins (1817-1892), American politician, 4th Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts (1854), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1855-1859)
  • A. H. Comins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Comins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Comins 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 20 January 2016 at 08:14.

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