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Cumiskey Early Origins



The surname Cumiskey was first found in Monaghan (Irish: Muineachán) located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat but more recently in Longford, Cavan and Westmeath. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was first recorded as being descended from Fiacha Suidhe, a younger brother of King Conn of the Hundred Battles in the 3rd century. and later through the 8th century Cumuscach, (Cumiskey) Lord and a chieftain, descended from the Lords of North Decies in Munster, and the Felan line.

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Cumiskey Spelling Variations


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Cumiskey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cumiskey, Comisky, Cumisky, Comiskey, MacCumiskey, MacComiskey, Cumiskie, Comiskie, Comeskey, Cumeskey, MacCumeskey, MacComeskey, Cuminisky and many more.

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Cumiskey Early History


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Cumiskey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cumiskey research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cumiskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cumiskey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cumiskey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cumiskey Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cumiskey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Cumiskey, whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1827
  • John Cumiskey, who was naturalized in New York in 1836
  • Maggie Cumiskey, aged 17, who settled in America from Co Cuvan, in 1892
  • Katie Cumiskey, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Thomas Cumiskey, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cumiskey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hugh Cumiskey, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Castleblaynoy, in 1903
  • Katherine Cumiskey, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Patrick Cumiskey, aged 37, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1906
  • Ellen Cumiskey, aged 16, who landed in America from Dungiven, Ireland, in 1910
  • John Cumiskey, aged 25, who landed in America from Castleblaney, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cumiskey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cumiskey (post 1700)



  • Frank J Cumiskey (b. 1912), American silver medalist gymnast who competed in the 1932, 1936 and the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Kyle Cumiskey (b. 1986), Canadian ice hockey defenceman from Abbotsford, BC

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
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    The Cumiskey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cumiskey 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 26 October 2015 at 00:17.

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