Thomas Cumming

3 April 1832–20 May 1903 (Age 71)
Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Cumming was born on 3 April 1832, in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Cumming, was 28 and his mother, Jane Fraser, was 26. He married Christena Fraser on 12 May 1853, in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 May 1903, in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 71, and was buried in Riverton, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Cumming
1832–1903
Christena Fraser
1833–1917
Marriage: 12 May 1853
Janet Cumming
1854–1941
John William Cumming
1856–1908
Alice Lee Cumming
1858–1943
Hector Fraser Cumming
1860–1877
Alexander Cumming
1863–
Lewis Johnstone Cumming
1865–1956
Jane ( Jennie) L Cumming
1868–1948
George T Cumming
1871–1871
Thomas F. Cumming
1873–1926
Hectorina F. Cumming
1877–1958

Spouse and Children

    Male1832–1903Male

    Christena Fraser

    Female1833–1917Female

MARRIAGE
12 May 1853
Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(10)

    Janet Cumming

    Female1854–1941Female

    John William Cumming

    Male1856–1908Male

    Female1858–1943Female

    Hector Fraser Cumming

    Male1860–1877Male

    Alexander Cumming

    Male1863–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Male1832–1903Male

    Female1834–1898Female

    Alexander Cumming

    Male1839–1914Male

    John Cumming

    Male1842–1903Male

World Events (2)

1869

Age 37

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1871

Age 39

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish (of Norman origin): of disputed origin. It may be from a Celtic personal name derived from the element cam ‘bent’, ‘crooked’ ( compare Cameron and Campbell ). This was relatively frequent in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in the 12th and 13th centuries, perhaps as a result of Breton immigration. According to another theory it is a habitational name from Comines near Lille, but there is no evidence for this (no early forms with de have been found). In southern Ireland this Anglo-Norman name has been confused with 2.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuimín (or Ó Cuimín) ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Cuimín’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of cam ‘crooked’.3 Americanized form of French Canadian Vien , Viens , based on the misconception that these derive from French venire ‘to come’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Tha Cumming, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Thomas in entry for Hugh Fraser, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Thomas in entry for Thomas F Cumming, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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