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The McComas surname is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Tómais," meaning "son of Thomas."

McComas Early Origins



The surname McComas was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the history of this particular Clan actually begins with another larger clan from which the MacThomases are derived, the Clan MacKintosh. The clan's progenitor was Adam M'Intosh, son of William, of Garvamore, son of the seventh chief of the Clan MacKintosh and held a family seat at Garvamore in Badenoch about the 13th century. The name most frequently became M'Thomas (son of Thomas) but was often spelt M'Thomis, M'Homie, M'Omie, M'Comie and others. The Thoms variant was first listed as Patrick Hunter Thoms, son of George Thomas. From this spelling the Thowmis, Thowms and Thownis spellings were derived.

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McComas Spelling Variations


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McComas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacThomas, MacComas, MacComie, McColm, Thoms and others.

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McComas Early History


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McComas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McComas research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1587, 1590, 1597, 1678, and 1681 are included under the topic Early McComas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McComas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McComas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McComas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McComas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McComas, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name McComas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McComas (post 1700)



  • Lorissa McComas (1970-2009), American model
  • James Douglas McComas (1928-1994), American academic, 13th President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1985-1988), 14th President of Mississippi State University (1975-1985)
  • David John McComas (b. 1958), American space scientist, Assistant Vice President for Space Science and Engineering at the Southwest Research Institute, member of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC)
  • Daniel Francis McComas (b. 1953), American politician, Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (1995-2012)
  • William McComas (1795-1865), American politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia
  • Louis Emory McComas (1846-1907), American Republican politician, United States Senator from Maryland (1899-1905)
  • Kendall McComas (1916-1981), American former child actor, known for his role as "Stinky Davis" in Mickey McGuire's gang and later with Our Gang
  • Elisha W. McComas (1820-1890), American politician who served as lieutenant governor of Virginia
  • Carroll McComas (1886-1962), American stage, film and television actress
  • Jesse Francis McComas (1910-1978), American science fiction editor
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Deo Juvante Invidiam Superabo
Motto Translation: With God's help, I will overcome envy


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The McComas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McComas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 January 2017 at 12:33.

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