Early Origins of the Camac family
The surname Camac was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Camac family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camac research.Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1897, 1600, 1659 and 1933 are included under the topic Early Camac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Camac Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Camac has been spelled Cammock, Cammack, Cammac, Cammok, Camic, Camac and others.
Early Notables of the Camac family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was William Camac of Carlisle; and Sussex
Camock (or Cammock) (1600-1659), an English privateer who was involved in establishing the Providence Island colony. He was... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camac Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Camac family to Ireland
Some of the Camac family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 172 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Camac family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan
societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:
Camac Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Turner Camac, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1813
Camac Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Camac, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) planter 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
- Catherine Camac, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Camac (post 1700)
- Robert W. Camac (1940-2001), American horse trainer and owner/breeder in Thoroughbred racing who had 1,811 career wins; he and his wife were murdered in 2001 by his son-in-law