Cammack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Cammack family

The surname Cammack was first found in Lincolnshire, where "the Cammacks have long been in the county. Four mayors of Boston bore the name of Cammock in the reign of James I. " [1]

Important Dates for the Cammack family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cammack research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1897, 1600, 1659, 1933, 1666, 1722, 1699, 1702, 1682 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Cammack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cammack Spelling Variations

The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Cammack has appeared as Cammock, Cammack, Cammac, Cammok, Camic, Camac and others.

Early Notables of the Cammack 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...
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Migration of the Cammack family to Ireland

Some of the Cammack family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Cammack migration to the United States

As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Cammack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Cammack, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 [2]
Cammack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Cammack, who landed in America in 1810 [2]
  • James Cammack, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Christopher Cammack, who settled in New York State in 1816 with his brother William
  • Christopher Cammack, who landed in New York in 1816 [2]
  • William Cammack, who landed in New York in 1816 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cammack migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cammack Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Cammack, aged 23, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cammack (post 1700)

  • Gary L. Cammack (b. 1953), American politician, Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives (2013-)
  • Eric Cammack (b. 1975), American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the New York Mets
  • James Alfred Conrad Cammack Jr. (b. 1956), African-American bassist
  • Lomax Cammack, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 8th District, 1927 [4]
  • James William Cammack (b. 1869), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1904-07; Circuit Judge in Kentucky, 1907-16; Kentucky State Attorney General, 1927-31 [4]
  • Stephen Richard "Steve" Cammack (b. 1954), English former footballer

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Citations

  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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