Cummine 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 Cummine family

The surname Cummine 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.

Saint Comman of Ross-Commain ( fl. 550), was son of Faelchu and "descendant of Fiacha Araidhe, of the family of Rudhraighe, and race of Ir, king of Ulster, A.D. 236." [1]

Early History of the Cummine family

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

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

Ireland Migration of the Cummine family to Ireland

Some of the Cummine 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.


United States Cummine migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cummine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Cummine, aged 29, who immigrated to America, in 1895
Cummine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Cummine, aged 27, who landed in America from Ireland Bagneistown, in 1913
  • Bridget Cummine, aged 22, who settled in America from Corrick-on-Suir, Ireland, in 1920
  • James Cummine, aged 51, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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