Origins Available: English
The surname Cumine comes from the old Irish Gaelic surname O Coimín, and has come to have many different English variants. The Gaelic name also appeared as O Comáin, especially in Munster.
Early Origins of the Cumine family
The surname Cumine was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where the family were "erenaghs" (Administrators) of the church of St. Cuimín Fada. It is said that in the 6th century, St. Common, a pupil of St. Finian was a missionary in Connacht
, founding a monastery in Roscommon
. The parish of Kilcummin on the western side of the Bay of Killala is named after a family of this name.
Early History of the Cumine family
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Cumine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cummins, Comines, Cummings, Comine, Cummin, Comyn, Cumming, Cummine, Cuming, Cumine, Cumyn, Cummyn, Commyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Cumine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cumine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cumine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William T. Cumine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
Contemporary Notables of the name Cumine (post 1700)
- Major Sir George Cumine Strahan KCMG (1838-1887), British military officer and colonial administrator, Governor of Tasmania (1881 to 1886)