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Multiple Origins for the Surname Comins


Scottish


The ancestors of the Comins family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from a Breton personal name. Comins is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname comes from a Breton personal name, which contained the first component, cam, which means bent or crooked. The name came to England with the Norman settlers after William the Conqueror's success at the Battle of Hastings. It was not long, however, before many members of the Comins family became dissatisfied with William's rule. In rebellion, many of them fled north, into Scotland, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore. In Scotland, this family settled in the county of Northumberland, beginning in 1070.

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 and was made Earl of Northumberland.

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Comins Spelling Variations


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Comins Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Comins include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They 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 694 words (50 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1133, 1153, 1258, 1263, 1264, 1275, 1286, 1289, 1296, 1302, and 1306 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)



Notable among 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...

Another 35 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 97 words (7 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Comins or a variant listed above:

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. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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