Cummins Family History

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Cummins Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cummings.

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

Similar surnames: Commins, Cummings, Commings, Comins, Cullins, Cremins, Kimmins

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Cummins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cummins name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cummins. 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


  • Norway


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Cummins Family Origin

Where is the Cummins family from?

Cummins Family Occupations

What did your Cummins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cummins occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Cummins's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cummins. A less common occupation for the Cummins family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Farmer


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

Cummins Historical Records

What Cummins family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 184,000 census records available for the last name Cummins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cummins 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Cummins. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Cummins. For the veterans among your Cummins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cummins Life Expectancy

What is the average Cummins lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cummins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cummins in 1943 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cummins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cummins 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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