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Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish


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.

Cummings Early Origins



The surname Cummings 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.

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Cummings Spelling Variations


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Cummings Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

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Cummings Early History


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Cummings Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cummings research. Another 973 words (70 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1153, 1133, 1302, 1296, 1306, 1289, 1667 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Cummings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cummings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cummings Early Notables (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...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cummings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cummings In Ireland


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Cummings In Ireland



Some of the Cummings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cummings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Cummings, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Samuel Cummings, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Cummings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Archibald Cummings, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1725-1726
  • Frances Cummings, who arrived in New England in 1733
  • Thomas Cummings, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • John Cummings, who arrived in New York in 1774
  • Andrew Cummings, who landed in America in 1795

Cummings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Cummings, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1800
  • Robert Cummings, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Margaret Cummings, aged 50, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • Sussan Cummings, aged 32, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • James Cummings, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cummings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Cummings, who landed in Alabama in 1917

Cummings Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Cummings, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Elizabeth Cummings, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Mr. Allen Cummings U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick 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
  • Mr. John Cummings U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783; he is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [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
  • Mrs. Margaret Cummings U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783s; he is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cummings Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Cummings, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Henry Cummings, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
  • Martha Cummings, aged 11, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
  • Mr. Bartholomew Cummings, aged 6 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Naparina" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)

Cummings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Cummings, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Rosanna Cummings, English convict from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • William Cummings, English Convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • James Cummings, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • John Cummings, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cummings Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Cummings, aged 40, a housekeeper, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860
  • James Cummings arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Mary Cummings arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Herbert A. Cummings, aged 20, a fitter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Martin Cummings, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876

Cummings Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • Charles Cummings, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cummings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cummings (post 1700)



  • Pat Cummings (1956-2012), American NBA professional basketball player
  • Homer Stillé Cummings (1870-1956), American lawyer, U.S. Attorney General (1933-39)
  • Maria Susanna Cummings (1827-1866), American writer
  • Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962), American writer and painter
  • Candy William Arthur Cummings (1848-1924), American baseball pitcher
  • Bruce Frederick Cummings (1889-1917), English zoologist
  • James Bartholomew "Bart" Cummings AM (1927-2015), one of the most successful Australian racehorse trainers with 12 wins in the Melbourne Cup, known as the "Cups King," inductee into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame
  • David Cummings, British musician and scriptwriter
  • Burton L. Cummings OC, OM (b. 1947), Canadian musician and songwriter, lead singer and frequent keyboardist for the Canadian rock band The Guess Who

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Cummings Historic Events


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Cummings Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. James Cummings (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Manly, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr.  Thomas Henry Dawson Cummings, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William R D Cummings, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania


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Suggested Readings for the name Cummings


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Suggested Readings for the name Cummings



  • Ancestors and Descendants [including the Cummings Family] of James Comins by Lucia B. Comins.
  • The History and Genealogy of the Cummins (also Cummings) Family by Nora B. Cummins.

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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

The Cummings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cummings 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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