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Cummings Family History

Cummings Name Meaning
Irish: variant of Cumming, with the addition of English patronymic -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

2,211,622 Historical Documents with Cummings on Ancestry.com
540,302 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
82,794 Military Records
44,861 Immigration Records
395,509 Census and Voter Lists
1,148,156 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cummings Families

  • Number of Cummings families
     618 - 1,234
     207 - 617
     1 - 206
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cummings families
     413 - 823
     138 - 412
     1 - 137
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cummings families
     163 - 324
     55 - 162
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cummings census records

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Cummings Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Cummings families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Cummings Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cummings families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cummings

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cummings Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cummings census records

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Cummings Civil War Service Records

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