When Clarence Bernard Cunningham was born on 25 November 1880, in Greenfield, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, James Clarence Cunningham, was 32 and his mother, Aramantha Dorna Faulkner, was 23. He married Eva Lillian Richards on 18 December 1906, in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. He died on 13 May 1953, in Greenfield, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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.