Coomes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Coomes name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in a small valley; the surname Coomes is often derived from the Old English word cumb, which means valley. In this case, it belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. Alternately, the surname Coomes may be derived from residence in one of the many places called Comb, Combe, or Coombe. In this case, it belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Coomes family
The surname Coomes was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Coomes family
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Coomes 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 Coomes has undergone many spelling variations, including Coombes, Cumbey, Cumbie, Coomes, Combes, Comes, Cumbay, Cumby, Coomby, Coombey and many more.
Early Notables of the Coomes family (pre 1700)
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Coomes migration to the United States +
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 Coomes were among those contributors:
Coomes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John and William Coomes, who settled in Virginia in 1623
- William Coomes, who landed in Virginia in 1623 
- Philip Coomes, who landed in Maryland in 1653 
- Cha Coomes, who landed in Virginia in 1655 
- Epher Coomes, who arrived in Virginia in 1677 
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Coomes migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coomes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Coomes, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Richard Coomes, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Contemporary Notables of the name Coomes (post 1700) +
- Samuel J. Coomes (b. 1964), American musician, and one-half of the Portland-area indie band Quasi
- Penny Coomes (b. 1989), English contemporary ice dancer from Ascot, England who represents Great Britain, winner of six international medals
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)