Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2014

Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish

Where did the Scottish Cummings family come from? What is the Scottish Cummings family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cummings family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cummings family history?

The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Cummings family. Their name comes from a Breton personal name. Cummings is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname comes from a Breton personal name, which contained the first component, cam, which means bent or crooked. The name came to England with the Norman settlers after William the Conqueror's success at the Battle of Hastings. It was not long, however, before many members of the Cummings family became dissatisfied with William's rule. In rebellion, many of them fled north, into Scotland, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore. In Scotland, this family settled in the county of Northumberland, beginning in 1070.

 More

The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Cummings has been recorded as Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

First found in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in England, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Robert of Comyn (Comines,) a noble who accompanied William the Conqueror and was made Earl of Northumberland.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cummings research. Another 694 words(50 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1133, 1153, 1258, 1263, 1264, 1275, 1286, 1289, 1296, 1302, and 1306 are included under the topic Early Cummings History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Another 70 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cummings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the Cummings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cummings, or a variant listed above:

Cummings Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Isaac Cummings, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Samuel Cummings, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Cummings Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Archibald Cummings, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1725-1726
  • Frances Cummings, who arrived in New England in 1733
  • Thomas Cummings, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • John Cummings, who arrived in New York in 1774
  • Andrew Cummings, who landed in America in 1795

Cummings Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • George Cummings, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1800
  • Robert Cummings, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Margaret Cummings, aged 50, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • Sussan Cummings, aged 32, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • James Cummings, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1817


Cummings Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Edward Cummings, who landed in Alabama in 1917

 More

  • Candy William Arthur Cummings (1848-1924), American baseball pitcher
  • Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962), American writer and painter
  • Maria Susanna Cummings (1827-1866), American writer
  • Homer Stillé Cummings (1870-1956), American lawyer, U.S. Attorney General (1933-39)
  • Pat Cummings (1956-2012), American NBA professional basketball player
  • Burton L. Cummings OC, OM (b. 1947), Canadian musician and songwriter, lead singer and frequent keyboardist for the Canadian rock band The Guess Who
  • David Cummings, British musician and scriptwriter
  • Bruce Frederick Cummings (1889-1917), English zoologist


 More

  • Ancestors and Descendants [including the Cummings Family] of James Comins by Lucia B. Comins.
  • The History and Genealogy of the Cummins (also Cummings) Family by Nora B. Cummins.
 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
Cummings Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Cummings Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Cummings Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Cummings Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Cummings Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Cummings Armorial History with Frame
Cummings Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  11. ...

The Cummings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cummings Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 November 2013 at 23:20.

©2000-2014 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.


Sign Up


100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!