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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 almost 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 1,003, 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.
Access to Clan Cunningham Society's Genealogy Database
Access to Clan Cunningham Society's Members Only Site
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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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.
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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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