Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the McSkimming family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from a Breton personal name. McSkimming 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 McSkimming 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.
Early Origins of the McSkimming family
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.
One of the first records of the family was John Comyn (Cumyn) (c. 1215-1275) who was Lord of Badenoch in Scotland and justiciar of Galloway in 1258. He founded and started the construction of Blair Castle with a tower in 1269. He was nephew of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan, Constable of Scotland, and of Walter Comyn, Earl of Mentieth.
Early History of the McSkimming family
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McSkimming Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.
Early Notables of the McSkimming family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McSkimming family to Ireland
Some of the McSkimming family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McSkimming family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name McSkimming or a variant listed above:
McSkimming Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
McSkimming Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McSkimming (post 1700)
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