Meaning and Origin of: Comerford

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced, Anglicized, and altered form of Gaelic Mac Cumascaigh ‘son of Cumascach’, a byname fromcumascach ‘mixer’, ‘confuser’. See also Comiskey.
  • English : habitational name from Comberford in Staffordshire, so named with the Old English personal name Cumbra (originally an ethnic name for a British Celt), or from the genitive plural of the tribal name, meaning ‘of the British’ + Old English ford‘ford’.