Comer Family History

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Comer Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English combere, an agent derivative of Old English camb ‘comb’, referring perhaps to a maker or seller of combs, or to someone who used them to prepare wool or flax for spinning. This was an alternative process to carding, and caused the wool fibers to lie more or less parallel to one another, so that the cloth produced had a hard, smooth finish without a nap. English: variant of Coomber. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kommer or Kammer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cover, Homer, Coomer, Cromer, Colmer, Cofer, Coder, Domer, Cooper

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Comer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Comer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Comer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Comer Family Origin

Where is the Comer family from?

Comer Family Occupations

What did your Comer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Comer family was Farming. The most common Comer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Comer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Comer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Comer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Comer Historical Records

What Comer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Comer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Comer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Comer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Comer. For the veterans among your Comer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Comer Life Expectancy

What is the average Comer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Comer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Comer in 1942 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Comer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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