Cumming Family History

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Cumming Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (of Norman origin): of disputed origin. It may be from a Celtic personal name derived from the element cam ‘bent’, ‘crooked’ (compare Cameron and Campbell). This was relatively frequent in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in the 12th and 13th centuries, perhaps as a result of Breton immigration. According to another theory it is a habitational name from Comines near Lille, but there is no evidence for this (no early forms with de have been found). In southern Ireland this Anglo-Norman name has been confused with 2. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuimín (or Ó Cuimín) ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Cuimín’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of cam ‘crooked’. Americanized form of French Canadian Vien, Viens, based on the misconception that these derive from French venire ‘to come’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hemming, Crumrine, Crimmins, Ramming, Cutting, Ming, Dunning

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Cumming Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cumming name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cumming. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    31%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Cumming Family Origin

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Cumming Family Occupations

What did your Cumming ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cumming occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Cumming's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cumming. A less common occupation for the Cumming family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    1%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%

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Cumming Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 118,000 census records available for the last name Cumming. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cummingcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Cumming. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Cumming. For the veterans among your Cumming ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cumming Life Expectancy

What is the average Cumming lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cumming life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cumming in 1943 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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