Cumin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It is generally believed that this name comes from a Breton personal name, derived from element "cam," meaning "bent," or "crooked;" or perhaps from the herb called "cummin" (cumin). Or the name may have come from the place name Comines, in Flanders, Northern France.

Early Origins of the Cumin family

The surname Cumin was 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 in 1066 and was made Earl of Northumberland. Today Commins is a small hamlet in Denbighshire and Commins Coch is a small village in the county of Powys, Wales.

Saint Comman of Ross-Commain ( fl. 550), was son of Faelchu and "descendant of Fiacha Araidhe, of the family of Rudhraighe, and race of Ir, king of Ulster, A.D. 236." [1]

Early History of the Cumin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cumin research. Another 487 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1153, 1133, 1302, 1296, 1306, 1289, 1667, 1740, 1688, 1751, 1747, 1751 and are included under the topic Early Cumin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cumin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

Early Notables of the Cumin family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Alexander Comyn (d. 1289), Earl of Buchan, a Scotish-Norman nobleman, son of William Comyn and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the heiress of the last native Scottish Mormaer of Buchan, Fergus...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cumin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Cumin family to Ireland

Some of the Cumin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cumin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cumin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexander Cumin, who landed in Jamaica in 1785 [2]
Cumin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Cumin, who landed in New York, NY in 1817 [2]
  • William Cumin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [2]
  • Francis Cumin, aged 20, who landed in America in 1821 [2]
  • Joseph Cumin, aged 38, who arrived in America in 1822 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cumin (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Jean Cumin (1882-1945), French Assistant Head of Intendance Service, 13th Military Region (1938) [3]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Jean Cumin. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cumin/Jean-Jacques-Alexandre/France.html


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