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