Origins Available: English
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 Cumine family
The surname Cumine was first found in Norfolk
, and Yorkshire
, 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
Early History of the Cumine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cumine research.Another 603 words (43 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 Cumine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cumine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.
Early Notables of the Cumine 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 Cumine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cumine family to Ireland
Some of the Cumine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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)