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Camac Early Origins



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.

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Camac Spelling Variations


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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.

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Camac Early History


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Camac Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camac research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1897, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Camac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Camac Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Camac Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 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.

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Camac In Ireland


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Camac In Ireland



Some of the Camac family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 [1]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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Camac (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The Camac Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Camac Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 May 2017 at 09:43.

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