MacCumber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The MacCumber surname comes from the Gaelic MacComaidh, which is in turn from MacThomaidh or MacThom. The same Gaelic names have often been Anglicized Thomson.

Early Origins of the MacCumber family

The surname MacCumber was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the MacCumber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCumber research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1571, and 1587 are included under the topic Early MacCumber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacCumber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacComb, MacCombe, MacCombie, MacCombs, MacCome, MacComie, McCome, McKComb, Mackcome, McComey and many more.

Early Notables of the MacCumber family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early MacCumber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the MacCumber family to Ireland

Some of the MacCumber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 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 MacCumber family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Maccome, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Alexander MacComb, who came to New York in 1774; Mary MacComb settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1763.


Contemporary Notables of the name MacCumber (post 1700) +

  • Walter S. MacCumber, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1920 [1]


The MacCumber Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Don't touch the cat without a glove.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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