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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cumming


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.

Cumming Early Origins



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.

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Cumming Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cumming Early History


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Cumming Early History



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

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Cumming Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cumming Early Notables (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.

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Cumming In Ireland


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Cumming In Ireland



Some of the Cumming family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 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



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 came to New Jersey in 1685

Cumming Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antho Cumming, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • George Cumming, who arrived in Leeward Islands in 1709
  • William Cumming, who landed in Maryland in 1716
  • William Cumming, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1717
  • Thomas Cumming, who arrived in New England in 1773
  • ... (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
  • Jannett Cumming, who arrived in America in 1805
  • James Cumming, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Tho Cumming, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Ham Cumming, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cumming Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Cumming U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]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, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Peter Cumming arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1846 [2]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1846 [2]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Archer" in 1846 [2]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, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • ... (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 landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Duncan Cumming arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Thomas Cumming, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Christina Cumming, aged 43, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Thomas Cumming, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cumming (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cumming (post 1700)



  • William Cumming, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1781, 1783-84, 1788; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1785
  • Thomas William Cumming (1814-1855), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1853-55
  • Thomas Cumming, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1860
  • Thomas Cumming (1765-1834), American politician, Mayor of Augusta, Georgia, 1798
  • R. C. Cumming, American politician, Mayor of Ocala, Florida, 1954-55
  • P. S. Cumming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916
  • Mrs. L. G. Cumming, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952
  • Kristi Cumming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2008
  • John P. Cumming, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1854
  • James Cumming, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cumming Clan Badge


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Cumming Clan Badge




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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. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ARCHER 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846RoyalArcher.gif

Other References

  1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  9. 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).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Cumming Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cumming 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.

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