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Commare History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Commare surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in a small valley. The surname Commare is derived from the Old English word cumb, which means valley. The surname Commare belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Early Origins of the Commare family


The surname Commare was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Commare family


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Commare Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Commare include Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.

Early Notables of the Commare family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Commare family to Ireland


Some of the Commare family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Commare family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Comer who settled in New England between 1620 and 1660; Richard Comer settled in America in 1773; George Stibband Comer settled in Maryland in 1776.

The Commare Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sapiens dominabitur astris
Motto Translation: A wise man can rule the stars.


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