The lineage of the name Commers begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in a small valley. The surname Commers is derived from the Old English word cumb,
which means valley.
The surname Commers 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 Commers family
The surname Commers was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Commers family
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Commers Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Commers has undergone many spelling variations
, including Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.
Early Notables of the Commers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Commers family to Ireland
Some of the Commers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Commers family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Commers were among those contributors: 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 Commers 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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