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Cumming History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish


The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name Cumming comes from a Breton personal name. Cumming is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname comes from a Breton personal name, which contained the first component, cam, which means bent or crooked. The name came to England with the Norman settlers after William the Conqueror's success at the Battle of Hastings. It was not long, however, before many members of the Cumming family became dissatisfied with William's rule. In rebellion, many of them fled north, into Scotland, where they were granted lands by King Malcolm Canmore. In Scotland, this family settled in the county of Northumberland, beginning in 1070.

Early Origins of the Cumming family


The surname Cumming 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 and was made Earl of Northumberland.

One of the first records of the family was John Comyn (Cumyn) (c. 1215-1275) who was Lord of Badenoch in Scotland and justiciar of Galloway in 1258. He founded and started the construction of Blair Castle with a tower in 1269. He was nephew of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan, Constable of Scotland, and of Walter Comyn, Earl of Mentieth.


Early History of the Cumming family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cumming research.
Another 694 words (50 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1153, 1133, 1302, 1296, 1306, 1289, 1258, 1275, 1263, 1264, 1286, 1150, 1212, 1180, 1212 and 1189 are included under the topic Early Cumming History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cumming Spelling Variations


Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Cumming has been spelled Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

Early Notables of the Cumming family (pre 1700)


Notable among 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...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cumming Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cumming family to Ireland


Some of the Cumming family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 178 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cumming family to the New World and Oceana


Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cumming family emigrate to North America:

Cumming Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Cumming, who settled in New Jersey in 1685

Cumming Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antho Cumming, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Cumming, who arrived in Leeward Islands in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Cumming, who landed in Maryland in 1716 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Cumming, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1717
  • Thomas Cumming, who arrived in New England in 1773 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cumming Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elnr Cumming, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jannett Cumming, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Cumming, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Tho Cumming, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ham Cumming, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
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Cumming Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Cumming U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Cumming Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Cumming, his wife and their three children, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1803
  • Archibald Cumming, who landed in Canada in 1820
  • Daniel Cumming, who landed in Canada in 1820
  • John, Cumming Jr., who landed in Canada in 1820
  • John, Cumming Sr., who arrived in Canada in 1820

Cumming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Cumming, a mason, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Peter Cumming, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846RoyalArcher.gif
  • A. Cumming, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846RoyalArcher.gif
  • J. Cumming, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846RoyalArcher.gif
  • Peter Cumming, aged 33, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cumming Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cumming, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Duncan Cumming, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Thomas Cumming, aged 41, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Christina Cumming, aged 43, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Thomas Cumming, aged 11, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cumming (post 1700)


  • Alfred Cumming (1829-1910), American soldier, brigadier general for the Confederacy in the American Civil War
  • R. C. Cumming, American politician, Mayor of Ocala, Florida, 1954-55 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • P. S. Cumming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. L. G. Cumming, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kristi Cumming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2008 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John P. Cumming, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1854 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Cumming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Cumming (b. 1861), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1899-1902, 1917-18; Member of Minnesota State Senate 66th District, 1919-22 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hugh Smith Cumming Jr. (1900-1986), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, 1953 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alfred Cumming (1802-1873), American politician, Mayor of Augusta, Georgia, 1836 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Cumming family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Leslie Thomas James Cumming (1906-1939), British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Cumming
Buccan, Buccand, Buccane, Buccant, Buccen, Buccend, Buccent, Buccind, Buccint, Buccyn, Buccynd, Bucghan, Bucham, Buchan, Buchand, Buchane, Buchant, Buchen, Buchend, Buchent, Buchind, Buchint, Buchyn, Buchynd, Buckan, Buckand, Buckane, Buckant, Bucken, Buckend, Buckent, Buckind, Buckint, Buckyn, Buckynd, Bucman, Bukan, Chainey, Chainie, Chaney, Channey, Chasney, Chastney, Cheaney, Cheeney, Cheeny, Cheney, Chensey, Chesnay, Chesney and more.

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846RoyalArcher.gif
  4. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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