The clan takes its name from the lands of Cunningham in Ayrshire, Scotland.
The Cunninghams were a powerful noble family, rising to prominence during the medieval period. They held significant land holdings and played important roles in Scottish politics and society. The clan produced notable figures, including military commanders and royal advisors.
The Cunninghams were involved in regional conflicts and alliances. They had connections with other influential clans, such as the Clan Montgomery and the Clan Campbell.
Over time, the Cunninghams expanded their influence and extended their reach into different parts of Scotland. They were known for their loyalty to the Scottish crown and their contributions to the kingdom.