Early Origins of the Cumstock family
The surname Cumstock was first found in Monmouthshire
(Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where they held a family seat
. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales
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
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 Cumstock family
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Cumstock Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Comstock, Cumstock, Cymstock, Commstock and others.
Early Notables of the Cumstock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cumstock family to Ireland
Some of the Cumstock family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cumstock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cumstock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Ichabod Cumstock, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
The Cumstock 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.