Cummings Family History

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Cummings Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cumming, with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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

Similar surnames: Commings, Cumming, Cummins, Comings, Hemmings, Commins, Cutting

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Cummings Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cummings name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Cummings Family Origin

Where is the Cummings family from?

Cummings Family Occupations

What did your Cummings ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cummings occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Cummings's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cummings. A less common occupation for the Cummings family was Charwoman.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Charwoman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cummings ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cummings Historical Records

What Cummings family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 413,000 census records available for the last name Cummings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cummings census 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Cummings. 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 85,000 military records available for the last name Cummings. For the veterans among your Cummings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cummings Life Expectancy

What is the average Cummings lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cummings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cummings in 1942 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cummings

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cummings ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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