McCormik History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name McCormik is Mac Cormaic, derived from the forename Cormac.

Early Origins of the McCormik family

The surname McCormik was first found in Munster. The Cormacks of Munster were of great antiquity and descended directly from Nathi, brother of Felim who was King of Munster about the year 560 A.D. Cormac, son of Cabhsan, was the first chieftain to be called Cormack, and, of course, MacCormack came later as a direct descendent, Mac or Mc signifying the 'son of'.

Important Dates for the McCormik family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCormik research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1700, 1782 and 1720 are included under the topic Early McCormik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCormik Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached. Research into the name McCormik revealed spelling variations, including Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormick, Cormyck, Kormack, Kormick, Cormach, Cormich, Cormiche and many more.

Early Notables of the McCormik family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Anne McCormac (c. 1700-1782), birth name of Anne Bonny, born in Cork, the infamous Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. After her capture in 1720, she and he female friend Read both "pleaded...
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCormik Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCormik migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McCormik Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Eneas McCormik, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863

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