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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cuming


Scottish


The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Cuming family. Their name comes from a Breton personal name. Cuming is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname comes from a Breton personal name, which contained the first component, cam, which means bent or crooked. The name came to England with the Norman settlers after William the Conqueror's success at the Battle of Hastings. It was not long, however, before many members of the Cuming family became dissatisfied with William's rule. In rebellion, many of them fled north, into Scotland, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore. In Scotland, this family settled in the county of Northumberland, beginning in 1070.

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 and was made Earl of Northumberland.

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Cuming Spelling Variations


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Cuming Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Cuming has been written as Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

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Cuming Early History


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Cuming Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuming research. Another 694 words (50 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1133, 1153, 1258, 1263, 1264, 1275, 1286, 1289, 1296, 1302, and 1306 are included under the topic Early Cuming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cuming Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cuming Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among 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...

Another 35 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.

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Cuming In Ireland


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Cuming In Ireland



Some of the Cuming family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cuming or a variant listed above:

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cuming (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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