Early Origins of the Commstock family
Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where they held a family seat. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century in that border county.
Early History of the Commstock family
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Commstock Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Comstock, Cumstock, Cymstock, Commstock and others.
Early Notables of the Commstock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Commstock family to Ireland
Some of the Commstock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Commstock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. Notable were M.Louise Comstock and Frederick H Comstock..
The Commstock 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: Nid cyfoeth ond boddlonrwydd
Motto Translation: No wealth without contentment.
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