Comisky History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Comisky family

The surname Comisky was first found in Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat but more recently in Longford, Cavan and Westmeath. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was first recorded as being descended from Fiacha Suidhe, a younger brother of King Conn of the Hundred Battles in the 3rd century. and later through the 8th century Cumuscach, (Cumiskey) Lord and a chieftain, descended from the Lords of North Decies in Munster, and the Felan line.

Important Dates for the Comisky family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comisky research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Comisky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Comisky Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cumiskey, Comisky, Cumisky, Comiskey, MacCumiskey, MacComiskey, Cumiskie, Comiskie, Comeskey, Cumeskey, MacCumeskey, MacComeskey, Cuminisky and many more.

Early Notables of the Comisky family (pre 1700)

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Comisky migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Comisky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip A. Comisky, who was recorded in Philadelphia in 1858

Comisky migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Comisky Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Rose Comisky, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Catherine Comisky, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Comisky (post 1700)

  • Chuck Comisky, American visual effects 3D specialist
  • Marvin Comisky (1918-2010), American former head of the Philadelphia and state bar associations
  • Frank J. Comisky, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Republic, Missouri, 1967 [1]
  • Frank Comisky, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1908 (alternate), 1912 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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