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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.

Commons Early Origins



The surname Commons 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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Commons Spelling Variations


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Commons 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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Commons Early History


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Commons Early History



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

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Commons Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Commons In Ireland


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Commons In Ireland



Some of the Commons 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:

Commons Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Commons, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Commons Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Commons (aged 7) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Kitty Commons (aged 4) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Mary Commons (aged 11) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Robert Chapman Commons (aged 2) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Emilia Commons (aged 28), a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Commons Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Commons landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Commons landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Owen Commons arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Commons (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Commons (post 1700)



  • Dorman L. Commons, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Commons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Commons 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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