George Cumming

about 1685–
Liberton, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George

George Cumming was born about 1685, in Liberton, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Isabel Henderson on 16 December 1708, in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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George Cumming
1685–
Isabel Henderson
1689–
Marriage: 16 December 1708
Anne Cumming
1709–
Janet Cumming
1711–
William Cumming
1714–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 December 1708
Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
children

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World Events (1)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 117

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

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.

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  • George Cumming, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • George Cumming in entry for William Cumming, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • George Cumming in entry for William Cumming, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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