When Dicy Lavina Cunnyngham was born on 22 February 1869, in Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States, her father, James H W Cunnyngham, was 25 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Ruyle, was 24. She married Oscar C. Jackson on 2 February 1892, in Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Looney Township, Polk, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. She died on 1 January 1954, in Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Morrisville Cemetery, Morrisville, Polk, Missouri, 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.