Log in  | New? Register

671 COMMINS members around the world

Stay informed about COMMINS Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to COMMINS Family online & offline events

My COMMINS family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

COMMINS Family History

This unusual surname, with the variants Commins, Commings and Cuming, derives from a Breton personal name, from the element "cam" meaning bent, crooked, plus the diminutive suffix "in". The personal name was relatively widespread in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in the 12th and 13th Centuries as a result of Breton immigration. The Scottish and Irish families bearing the surname are apparently all descended ultimately from a companion of William the Conqueror who came from the area around Rouen, where Breton influence was strong.

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous COMMINS (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the COMMINS tribe

  • Find your COMMINS ancestor
  • Tell us about your COMMINS Family
  • Tell us about your COMMINS ancestors
  • Ask a question about the COMMINS history
  • Leave a message for COMMINS family members

Invite more COMMINS family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the COMMINS tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the COMMINS Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the COMMINS Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from