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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. Probably an Americanized form of German or Dutch Kommer or Kammer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Comer family from?

You can see how Comer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Comer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Comer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Comer families living in Virginia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Comer's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Comer families in 1840.
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What did your Comer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Comer. 18% of Comer men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Comer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Comer were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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