We've been online serving the Clan Cunningham legacy since 1999! We have recently moved to the cloud on a virtual
server under the complete control of CCSA and recently relocated our headquarters to Westminster, Colorado.
"Tha na Coiningeanaich an seo" The Cunningham Clan shall remain here in PERPETUITY!
The Clan Cunningham Society since 1984 serving 1,141 Cunningham members
in America, Scotland, Ireland, France, Canada, Australia and the world over!
With 26,112 entries and GROWING DAILY!
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Welcome Visitors and Members
A Clan Cunningham Historical Introduction
Predating the 11th century, the roots of the Cunningham surname sprang from the ancient District of Cuninghame in the lowlands of Scotland covering a vast area roughly from the Clyde River in the North, southward to the city of Ayre, bordered by the Firth of Clyde to the West, eastward to Glasgow. In subsequent centuries Cunninghams have spread around the globe, settling in such diverse areas as South Africa, down under in Australia and New Zealand, all across Europe, and North & South America where we keep in constant touch with our friends, family, and members through email and our full-color quarterly international newsletter, The Cunningham Communiqué.
It is our mission to connect with our kith and kin, and share the heritage which binds together our relatives and acquaintances scattered far and wide. Some of that history defined what it meant to be a Cunningham during those 800 glory years of Scottish history when our distinguished and honourable Clan was at its peak. We also invite you to join us in our modern era as we celebrate the Glencairn legacy in activities and programs which we continually plan in America, Scotland, France and Ireland to explore, discover, and pass this on to the next generation of our extended world-wide family.
We think you will find this site to be a wonderful resource for all Cunninghams. Our website is rich with valuable information about Clan Cunningham history and genealogy. In addition, you can learn about upcoming Scottish festivals that the Clan Cunningham Society will be attending, in addition to learning more about the substantive projects Clan Cunningham Society currently has underway. A great deal more is available to Clan Cunningham Society members, so we encourage you to join today!
Clan Cunningham Society of America, Inc. (CCSA) is the oldest and the largest Clan Cunningham organization in the world. For three decades Clan Cunningham Society has worked hard to preserve, discover, restore, document, and share our rich Cunningham heritage. With an ever-expanding world-wide membership of 1,141, Clan Cunningham Society continues to embark on many new programs and projects, forging ahead into the 21st century with a clear and dynamic vision to promote all the best of what it means to be a Cunningham descendent.
If you are seeking the foremost resource, and representative, for the Glencairn Earls and their direct line of successful Cunningham chiefs who brought honor, esteem and prestige to that name for eight centuries in Scotland, you have come to the right place. As the leader of our society, who takes our noble ancestor's legacy seriously, I place a high value on integrity and accomplishment, holding myself and our society to high standards. We "aim high," aspiring to emmulate the honor of the Glencairn line in all our affairs. We strive for excellence with the passion of our race, such pursuits being their own reward.
We welcome you to join Clan Cunningham and be a part of the exciting
CLAN CUNNINGHAM RISING
Clan Cunningham Society has the distinction of being the only Clan Cunningham organization in America formed upon the advice and blessing of the Office of the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland. This honor was extended to Clan Cunningham Society in 1984 and it was upon the recommendation of the Lord Lyon's Office that we adopted our name "Clan Cunningham Society of America." CCSA is non-political, non-sectarian and operates as a nonprofit corporation.
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Quarterly Newsletter, the Cunningham Communiqué
Announcements of Clan-Related Trips and Events in Scotland
Membership Discounts on Clan Cunningham Apparrel and Merchandise
Information About Regional Scottish Festivals and Events Clan Cunningham Society Attends
Use of Clan Hospitality Tent at Scottish Festivals
Clan Cunningham Genealogy Resources and Services
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|Clan Cunningham Society News
Our January 15, 2019 quarterly Clan Cunningham Communiqué newsletter has been mailed to our current members world-wide to include Norway, France, Scotland, Australia, Canada and of course the US of A, which includes a follow-up feature with more interesting history behind the arguably longest feud in Scottish history between the Cuninghames and Montgomeries; as a follow-up to our published review in our previous October issue of Margaret Skea's latest novel, By Sword and Storm, in the three book "Munro Series" set in 1598 Scotland and France against the backdrop of that blood feud that lasted over two centuries-- with this window of time focused during the years when James Cuninghame was the Chief of Clan Cunningham and 7th Earl of Glencairn, and his son William was Master of Glencairn...
A warm Clan Cunningham welcome goes out to our latest members on February 6, Nancy and Michael Poe of Florida and on February 16, Chris and Helen Cunningham of Shallow Lake, Ontario, Canada!
Our October 15, 2018 quarterly Clan Cunningham Communiqué newsletter was our 71st consecutive issue in a row published and mailed to our current members world-wide; with our January issue already in the works!
The October issue of our quarterly Clan Cunningham Communiqué newsletter is in today's (10/23/2016) mail and on its way to our worldwide members for the 63rd consecutive issue in a row beginning in April 2001!
It continues to feature the most comprehensive, in-depth research and analysis on the historical, genealogical, and ancient origins and evolution of the Cunningham name and clan by our CCSA Historian, Dr. Derek Cunningham, over the last six years. Included below are two excerps from the Oct 2016 issue revealing a glimpse of the groundbreaking discoveries he has uncovered; including his subsequent analytical postulations to be logically drawn from them:
"Here I always thought that the high station of King Malcolm Canmore's children appeared entirely at odds with standard English historical interpretations of the Scottish kings, who are generally considered insignificant in European history. So I quickly realized that to solve Clan Cunningham's history I would have to rewrite 11th century history, and that is what I will now do by simply using the coat of arms of ..."
"Now at this point, I want to point out an intriquing and largely unexplained part of European history, and that is, why King Malcolm's daughters were so sought after by the most powerful families in mainland Europe."
These recent revelations will arrive in our members postal mail during the next few days. If you wish to renew your memberships - or wish to receive our October issue through a new membership - simply click on this link and submit your request on our Membership page through PayPal or via snail mail.
[MEMBERS: Due to space limitations in the October 2016 newsletter, no "2017 Membership Renewal Form" was included in that issue. Please mail your checks or use the PayPal "link" in the paragraph immediately above for your 2017 renewals. Thank you!]
Clan Cunningham completed a major technical achievement on August 20, by transferring its Clan Cunningham Global web site to our new virtual server on the Cloud.
On August 22, our advanced Clan Cunningham web site - where you are currently browsing - was also brought online on our Cloud server managed exclusive by Clan Cunningham.
And on August 28, our online genealogical database was made available on the Cloud 24/7 for the convenience of our current dues-paying members of Clan Cunningham with 25,839 Clan Cunningham genealogical entries which was originally conceived, designed, and implemented by two of our Cunningham members back in 2003.
We thank our current members for their loyal support which has enabled Clan Cunningham under the dedicated leadership of our High Commissioner and Chairman, Larry Augsbury, since 2001, to consistently and reliably continue to pursue its commitment of excellence in service to our world-wide members and to the distinguished legacy of the Cunningham Clan.
The dormant Earldom of Glencairn, but NEW Cunningham Chief!
Triennial General Membership meeting, Friday evening, May 28, 2010, in conjunction with the Greenville, SC Festival - including festival photos
2010 Tartan Day Commemoration in France
US Olympic Curling Trials, February 28, 2009 in Broomfield Colorado
2009 Colorado Tartan Day CCSA Kilted/Tartan Ski Day on April 4th
Homecoming Scotland 2009 - MAUCHLINE
Announcing the CLAN CUNNINGHAM TOUR of historical
Clan Cunningham sites in France and Ireland in 2009
Lynn Forest Cunningham, Artist - Sculptor Extraordinaire!
Lynn F. Cunningham III has been an artist as long as anyone can remember. His father Lynn is the CCSA Wyoming State Commissioner who has also co-hosted Cunningham hospitality tents across Colorado since 1999. Thus named, his son often goes by his middle name Forest to avoid confusion. Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Forest resides in the family cabin nestled at 9,000 feet elevation in the Snowy Range chain of mountains of South-Eastern Wyoming.
Forest recounts from the 2007 Longs Peak Scottish Festival in Estes Park, CO, "My father and I had to chuckle one day when Larry turned to me and queried, 'So Forest, do you know anybody who's good with a chain saw?" And thus the seed of the Rampant Unicorn sculpture from the trunk of a giant Cottonwood tree in Larry's front yard was germinated. Shown here, at left, on the summer solstice, June 20, 2008, is Forest and Lorcàn le Rouge at project completion.
Forest, his work, and the progress through completion of the unicorn project "Lorcàn le Rouge" ('Lorcàn' is Gaelic for fierce - and 'le Rouge' is French for 'the Red' ~ thus, Lorcàn the Red) will be featured in the July 15th Communiqué, CCSA's newsletter! For more information you can reach Forest in Wyoming at (307) 742-7426.
|Longs Peak Festival Clans Coordinator, Kent Woodward, presents the Clan Champion trophy to our High Commissioner of Clan Cunningham, Larry Augsbury. Left to right: Val and Chris Cunningham, Kent Woodward, (Lynn) Forest Cunningham, Larry Augsbury-High Commissioner, and Lynn Cunningham-Wyoming Commissioner.
Come and visit our Clan Cunningham hospitality tent at a festival in your area. To see if we are in your area this year, check our festival listings on our FESTIVALS page under the ABOUT CCSA menu tab above. If we're not in your area, would you like to host?
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First Clan Cunningham Gathering In Scotland In Over 250 Years
Members of Clan Cunningham Society from the U.S., Scotland and France gathered together with their British cousins from the newly formed Society of the Earl of Glencairn of Cunningham at Balgonie Castle, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2003 to celebrate the ties that bind this ancient Clan of Scots together.
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