McCormock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The age-old tribe of the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name McCormock. It is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig, which derives from the given name Cormac, meaning charioteer.
Early Origins of the McCormock family
The surname McCormock 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 McCormock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCormock research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1811, 1794 and 1865 are included under the topic Early McCormock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCormock Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years McCormock has been spelled 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 McCormock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCormock family to Ireland
Some of the McCormock 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.
McCormock migration to the United States
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
McCormock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James McCormock, who landed in Virginia in 1723 
- ^ 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)