Irish Surname - Cumiskey
Origin of the Irish surname Cumiskey
The Irish surname Cumiskey is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name "Ó Coimisicín," meaning "descendant of Coimisicín," a personal name derived from the Gaelic word "coimhseach," meaning "helper."
The Cumiskey surname is most commonly found in the northern counties of Ireland, particularly in County Down.
According to statistics from the Irish Central Statistics Office, there were 553 people with the surname Cumiskey living in Ireland in 2016.
Famous People with the Surname Cumiskey
- Gavin Cumiskey from Crossmaglen is a former Irish Gaelic footballer who played for Crossmaglen Rangers and the Armagh county team. He was part of the successful Crossmaglen Rangers team that won numerous Armagh Senior Football Championships, Ulster Senior Club Football Championships, and All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championships. As a versatile player, Cumiskey contributed to his team's success in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
- Charlie Comiskey: American Major League Baseball player and team owner, best known for founding the Chicago White Sox in 1901 and being instrumental in the founding of the American League..
- Jack Comiskey: American baseball executive and owner of the Chicago White Sox from 1931-1935.
Variations of the Irish surname Cumiskey
- Coimiskey - an alternative anglicized spelling of the Gaelic "Ó Coimisicín."
- Comiskey - another anglicized form of "Ó Coimisicín," most commonly found in County Sligo.
- Cumisky - a less common anglicized form of the Gaelic name.
These variations of the surname can also be found with various spellings, such as "Comiskey" and "Comisky."
Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish surname Cumiskey
There is no official coat of arms or motto for the Cumiskey surname, as the use of coats of arms and mottoes was not as common in Ireland as it was in other parts of Europe. However, some families may have their own unofficial coat of arms or motto.
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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