John Cumming

29 April 1666–1697 (Age 30)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Cumming was born on 29 April 1666, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Cummings, was 36 and his mother, Anne Meek Widow, was 68. He married Hannah Backhouse on 24 May 1682, in England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1697, at the age of 31, and was buried in Yealand, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Cumming
1666–1697
Hannah Backhouse
1658–1729
Marriage: 24 May 1682
Sarah Cummings
1682–1764
Edward Cummings
1684–1771
Edward Cumming
1684–1684
Ann Cummings
1686–1722
Thomas Cumming
1687–
Edward Cumings
1688–
Elizabeth Cummings
1689–
Mary Cumming
1692–1705
William Cummings
1693–
John C Cummings
1693–
Duance Cumming
1694–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 May 1682
England
children

(11)

    Female1682–1764Female

    Edward Cummings

    Male1684–1771Male

    Edward Cumming

    Male1684–1684Male

    Ann Cummings

    Female1686–1722Female

    Male1687–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Thomas Cummings

    Male1658–Male

    Male1666–1697Male

    Mary Cummings

    Female–1657Female

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)

  • John Cummings in entry for Anne Cummings, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Cummings in entry for Edward Cummings, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Cumming in entry for Edward Cumming, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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