Cumine 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 Cumine family
The surname Cumine 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.
Important Dates for the Cumine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cumine 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 Cumine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cumine 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 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...
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Migration of the Cumine family to Ireland
Some of the Cumine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Cumine migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Cumine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William T. Cumine, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
- Mr. William Cumine, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 30th July 1861 
- Mr. Frank Cumine, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 30th July 1861 
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)
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