From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Corominas family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in Spain
is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Corominas is a nickname
type of surname for a person that was loved by his family and friends having derived from the Spanish word "caro," which was itself derived from the Latin word "carus," which means beloved or dear.
Early Origins of the Corominas family
The surname Corominas was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern corner of Spain.
Early History of the Corominas family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corominas research.Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037, 1155, 1282, 1510, 1554, 1540, 1542, 1523, 1565 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Corominas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Corominas Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Coronado, de Coronado, Cornado, Corona, de Corona, Coronas, Coronel, de Coronel, Cornel, Cornejo, de Cornejo and many more.
Early Notables of the Corominas family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were María Alonso Coronel, wife of Castilian hero Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, "The Good", whom she married in 1282; fourteenth century noblewoman Aldonza Coronel, King Pedro I's mistress, who later became Abbess of the convent of Santa Inés; her sister María Coronel, founder of the... Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corominas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Corominas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Corominas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Modesto Corominas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1877 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Corominas (post 1700)
- Juan Manuel González Corominas (b. 1968), Spanish off road motorbike and ATV driver
- María Corominas (b. 1952), Spanish competitive swimmer at the 1968 Summer Olympics
- Ferran Corominas Telechea (b. 1983), commonly known as Coro, a Spanish professional footballer
- José Oscar Herrera Corominas (b. 1965), former Uruguayan international footballer
- Ernest Corominas i Vigneaux (1913-1992), Spanish-born, French mathematician, awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1953