Cumings 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 Cumings family

The surname Cumings 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 Cumings family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cumings 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 Cumings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cumings 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 Cumings 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 Cumings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cumings family to Ireland

Some of the Cumings 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.

Cumings migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cumings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Cumings, who arrived in North Carolina in 1748-1749 [1]
Cumings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Cumings, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1802 [1]
  • James Cumings, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cumings (post 1700)

  • Henry H. Cumings, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 48th District, 1899-1906 [2]
  • Charles Begole Cumings (b. 1908), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1939-40; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1940 [2]

Historic Events for the Cumings family

RMS Titanic
  • Mrs. Florence Briggs Cumings, (née Thayer), aged 35, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 4 [3]
  • Mr. John Bradley Cumings (d. 1912), aged 39, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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