× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish


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.

Cuming Early Origins



The surname Cuming 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.

Close

Cuming Spelling Variations


Expand

Cuming Spelling Variations



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

Close

Cuming Early History


Expand

Cuming Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuming research. Another 973 words (70 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1153, 1133, 1302, 1296, 1306, 1289, 1667 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Cuming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Cuming Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Cuming Early Notables (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...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cuming Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Cuming In Ireland


Expand

Cuming In Ireland



Some of the Cuming family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cuming Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Cuming, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • David Cuming, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Alexander Cuming, who arrived in South Carolina in 1729
  • John Cuming, who arrived in Grenada in 1770

Cuming Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fortescue Cuming, who arrived in New York in 1803
  • Robert Cuming, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Thomas Cuming, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1892

Cuming Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Cuming, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from New Zealand, in 1904
  • Elizth. Ross Cuming, aged 49, who settled in America from Adelaide, Australia, in 1909
  • Robert Burns Cuming, aged 20, who landed in America from Adelaide, Australia, in 1909
  • Russell James Cuming, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Plymouth, England, in 1911
  • Mabel Cuming, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cuming Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Cuming, aged 35, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Rebecca Cuming, aged 35, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuming (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuming (post 1700)



  • Thomas B. Cuming (d. 1858), American politician, Secretary of Nebraska Territory, 1854-58; Governor of Nebraska Territory, 1854-55, 1857-58
  • George H. Cuming, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1915
  • Thomas B. Cuming (1827-1858), American military officer and politician, the first Secretary of Nebraska Territory and served twice as the territory's Acting Governor
  • Hugh Cuming (1791-1865), English collector, often described as the "Prince of Collectors"
  • Frederik George Rees "Fred" Cuming RA (b. 1930), contemporary British landscape painter
  • Frederick William Cuming (1875-1942), British gold medalist cricket player at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Close

Cuming Family Crest Products


Expand

Cuming Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cuming Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cuming 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 16 October 2015 at 12:38.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest