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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.

Kimmins Early Origins



The surname Kimmins 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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Kimmins Spelling Variations


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Kimmins 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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Kimmins Early History


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Kimmins Early History



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

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Kimmins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Kimmins In Ireland


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Kimmins In Ireland



Some of the Kimmins 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:

Kimmins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Kimmins, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-7JF : 6 December 2014), Alice Kimmins, 11 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Kimmins, aged 45, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C6-K28 : 6 December 2014), John Kimmins, 31 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alfred Kimmins, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Megantic" from Sydney [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HY-KMZ : 6 December 2014), Alfred Kimmins, 15 Apr 1920; citing departure port Sydney, arrival port New York, ship name Megantic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimmins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kimmins (post 1700)



  • Kenneth Kimmins (b. 1941), American actor, best known for his role as Doctor Bernard Klein on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • Simon Kimmins (b. 1930), former English cricketer for Kent from 1950 to 1959
  • Dame Grace Mary Thyrza Kimmins DBE (1871-1954), née Hannam, English writer, founder of the Guild of the Brave Poor Things, created to help children who had disabilities
  • Charles William " C. W." Kimmins (1856-1948), English educational psychologist, wife of Dame Grace Kimmins, father of Sir Brian Charles Hannan Kimmins and Anthony Martin Kimmins
  • Lieutenant General Sir Brian Charles Hannam Kimmins (1899-1979), English General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland District
  • Anthony Kimmins (1901-1964), English director, playwright, screenwriter, producer and actor

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-7JF : 6 December 2014), Alice Kimmins, 11 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C6-K28 : 6 December 2014), John Kimmins, 31 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HY-KMZ : 6 December 2014), Alfred Kimmins, 15 Apr 1920; citing departure port Sydney, arrival port New York, ship name Megantic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. 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.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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