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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.

Commins Early Origins



The surname Commins 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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Commins Spelling Variations


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Commins 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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Commins Early History


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Commins Early History



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

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Commins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Commins In Ireland


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Commins In Ireland



Some of the Commins 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:

Commins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Commins, who landed in Maryland in 1650
  • James Commins, who arrived in Virginia in 1699

Commins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Commins, who landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Thomas Commins, who arrived in America in 1810

Commins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Commins, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"
  • John Commins, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • Anne Commins, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • James Commins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Commins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Commins (post 1700)



  • Eugene D. Commins (1932-2015), American physicist, professor of physics at University of California Berkeley
  • T. C. Commins, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1920
  • John Commins (b. 1966), retired Irish sportsperson who played senior hurling with Galway (1986 to 1990)
  • John Brian Commins (b. 1965), retired South African cricketer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Commins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Commins 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 12 January 2016 at 13:07.

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