Cormyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The age-old tribe of the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Cormyke. It is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig, which derives from the given name Cormac, meaning charioteer.
Early Origins of the Cormyke family
The surname Cormyke was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Important Dates for the Cormyke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cormyke research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1811, 1794 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Cormyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cormyke Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Cormyke has appeared as MacCormack, MacCormick, MacCormock, McCormick, McCormack, McCormock, Maccormick, Maccormack, Maccormock, McArmick, McCarmick, McCarmike, McKermick, Makarmik, McCornick, Cornick, Cormack, M'Kernock, MacCornack and many more.
Early Notables of the Cormyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cormyke family to Ireland
Some of the Cormyke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 200 words (14 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 Cormyke family
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them: Arthur, Barney, James, John, Patrick, William MacCormack all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.