Where did the Rumgays come from? The name Rumgay orginated in Fifeshire, Scotland, probably from the place name Rumgay in Kemback parish. Source:Alphabetical index of the surnames of Scotland by George F. Black See Rumgay in Scotland. Variations have appeared as: Rumgie, Rumgey, Rumgray, Rumgary, Rungay, Ramgay, Gay, and many others.
Who was this James Rumgay?
James Rumgay, information from the Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Church Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries from 1840, http://archives.presbyterian.org.nz/Page196.htm :
RUMGAY, Mr James, HM Halcombe 1902 - in winter mths, Eketahuna WpP 1904 - few mths before in Univ vac, Rep 1904: to whom we have often been indebted for emergency help, Upper Hutt 1907 - no further reference to him.