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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Cummer is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in a small valley. The surname Cummer is derived from the Old English word cumb, which means valley. The surname Cummer belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Cummer Early Origins



The surname Cummer was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Cummer Spelling Variations


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Cummer Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cummer has been spelled many different ways, including Comber, Comer, Commber, Commer, Combers, Commers and others.

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Cummer Early History


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Cummer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cummer research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1575, 1653, 1631, 1645, 1645, 1699 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Cummer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cummer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cummer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cummer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cummer In Ireland


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Cummer In Ireland



Some of the Cummer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cummers to arrive in North America:

Cummer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friederich Jacob Cummer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cummer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cummer (post 1700)



  • Wellington W. Cummer, American politician, Mayor of Cadillac, Michigan, 1888-89
  • Russell E. Cummer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1964
  • Jacob Cummer (b. 1823), American politician, Mayor of Cadillac, Michigan, 1878-79

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sapiens dominabitur astris
Motto Translation: A wise man can rule the stars.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Cummer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cummer 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.

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