When Donald Francis Thomas Cunningham was born on 15 December 1896, in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, John Frances Cunningham, was 22 and his mother, Christina Anna Franklin, was 26. He married Chloe Ellen Sessions on 26 July 1920, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 1 April 1923, in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.
Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham 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 placename element -ingham.
Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.
History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.
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