× 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, 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.

Cumings Early Origins



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.

Close

Cumings Spelling Variations


Expand

Cumings Spelling Variations



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

Close

Cumings Early History


Expand

Cumings Early History



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

Close

Cumings Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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

Close

Cumings In Ireland


Expand

Cumings In Ireland



Some of the Cumings 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:

Cumings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Cumings, who arrived in North Carolina in 1748-1749

Cumings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Cumings, aged 34, landed in New York in 1802
  • James Cumings, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1812

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Cumings (post 1700)


Expand

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
  • 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

Close

Cumings Historic Events


Expand

Cumings Historic Events




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
  • 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

Close

Cumings Family Crest Products


Expand

Cumings Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cumings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cumings 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