Cummins history of Cummins Family name

Where did the Irish Cummins family come from? What is the Irish coat of arms/family crest? When did the Cummins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

Cummins comes from the old Irish Gaelic surname O Coimín, and has come to have many different English variants. The Gaelic name also appeared as O Comáin, especially in Munster.

Spelling variationsof this family name include: Cummins, Comines, Cummings, Comine, Cummin, Comyn, Cumming, Cummine, Cuming, Cumine, Cumyn, Cummyn, Commyn and many more.

First found in Connacht

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Cummins, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1759; Andrew Cummins, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1825; Patrick Cummins, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1828.

Some noteworthy people of the name Cummins

  • Terry Cummins (b.1941) formerly of 331 Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Founder of the Cummins Family Tree in 2003
  • John Stephen Cummins (b. 1928), Roman Catholic Bishop of Oakland, California (1977-2003)
  • Albert Baird Cummins (1850-1926), American Politician, governor of Iowa (1902-1908) and United States Senator from Iowa (1908-1926)
  • Maria Susanna Cummins (1827-1866), American author
  • John Cummins (b. 1942), Canadian politician, member of the Parliament of Canada