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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.

Cummins Early Origins



The surname Cummins 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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Cummins Spelling Variations


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Cummins 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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Cummins Early History


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Cummins Early History



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

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Cummins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Cummins In Ireland


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Cummins In Ireland



Some of the Cummins 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:

Cummins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Cummins, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630

Cummins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alex Cummins, who arrived in Virginia in 1738
  • William Cummins, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1765
  • Coporal Cummins, who landed in Virginia in 1776
  • Thomas Cummins, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Cummins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, Cummins Jr., aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Matthew Cummins, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Edward Cummins, aged 28, landed in Maine in 1812
  • Catherine Cummins, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Christopher Cummins, who landed in New York in 1819
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cummins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Cummins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Daniel Cummins 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. William Cummins U.E. who settled in Sissiboo [Weymouth], Nova Scotia c. 1783; he served in the 42nd Regiment [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

Cummins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cummins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1816
  • Mary Cummins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Andrew Cummins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Ellen Cummins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • William Cummins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cummins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Cummins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Gregory Cummins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  • Bridget Cummins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847
  • Susan Cummins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Joseph Cummins, Scottish convict from Scotland, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cummins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Cummins, aged 22, a shepherd, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Thomas Cummins, aged 27, a shepherd, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • William Cummins, aged 39, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Mary Cummins, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Lizzie Cummins, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cummins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cummins (post 1700)



  • Edward Cummins, American gold Olympic medalist for golf at the 1904 games
  • Major-General Joseph Michael Cummins (1881-1959), American Commanding General 6th Corps Area (1941-1942)
  • George David Cummins (1822-1876), American bishop and founder of the Reformed Episcopal Church
  • Clessie Lyle Cummins (1888-1968), American founder of the Cummins Engine Co
  • Maria Susanna Cummins (1827-1866), American author
  • Albert Baird Cummins (1850-1926), American politician, Governor of Iowa (1902-1908) and United States Senator from Iowa (1908-1926)
  • Conor Cummins (b. 1986), British motorcycle racer
  • Martin Cummins (b. 1969), Canadian actor
  • Peggy Cummins (b. 1925), retired Irish actress
  • Nick Cummins (b. 1987), Australian rugby union footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cummins Historic Events


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Cummins Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Melville James Cummins, British Schoolmaster, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Charles Cummins, English Master at Arms from Brixham, Devon, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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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) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  11. ...

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