The origins of the Coomer name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Coomer was originally derived from a family having lived in a small valley. The surname Coomer is derived from the Old English word cumb,
which means valley.
The surname Coomer 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 Coomer family
The surname Coomer was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Coomer family
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Coomer 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 Coomer include Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.
Early Notables of the Coomer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coomer family to Ireland
Some of the Coomer family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Coomer 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:
Coomer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Coomer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Coomer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Coomer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
Coomer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert Coomer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880
Contemporary Notables of the name Coomer (post 1700)
- Joe David Coomer (1917-1979), professional American football player
- Joe Coomer, American fiction and nonfiction writer
- Ken Coomer (b. 1960), American last drummer for the band Uncle Tupelo
- Ronald "Coom Dawg" Coomer (b. 1966), American former first baseman and third baseman
The Coomer 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.