Charles Cunninghame

26 April 1732–
Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Cunninghame was born on 26 April 1732, in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, his father, Alexander Cunninghame, was 18 and his mother, Helen Jean Walker, was 32. He married Jean Shirreff on 27 December 1744, in Tranent, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Charles Cunninghame
Jean Shirreff
Marriage: 27 December 1744
Alexander Cunninghame
Charles Cuningham

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Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a district 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.2 Irish: surname adopted from Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Charles Cunninghame in entry for Alexander Cunninghame, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Charles Cuningham in entry for Charles Cuningham, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Charles Cunninghame, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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