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Cunningham Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a district in Ayrshire, first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan, a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham, first recorded in 1180, and in -ynghame, first recorded in 1227, represent a gradual assimilation to the English place-name element -ingham. Irish: surname adopted from Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

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


Similar surnames: Ellingham, Ingham, Birmingham, Cookingham, Dunning, Bingham, Canning

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Cunningham Family Origin

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Cunningham Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Fisherman

    1%

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cunningham. A less common occupation for the Cunningham family was Fisherman. The most common Cunningham occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Cunningham's were Labourers.

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