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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KO-mər(American English) KUM-ər(British English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsCoomber, Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers, Kommer, Kammer, Coomer, Kummer, Coombe, Coombs, Combs, Comb

Meaning & History

Occupational name for a maker or seller of combs, or to someone who used them to prepare wool or flax for spinning, derived from Middle English combere, an agent derivative of Old English camb meaning "comb". The English actress Jodie Comer (1993-) is a famous bearer of this name.
Added 5/19/2022 by General9696
Edited 5/27/2022 by General9696