Camac History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Camac family

The surname Camac 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]

Early History of the Camac family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camac 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 Camac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Camac 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...
Another 32 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.

Ireland Migration of the Camac family to Ireland

Some of the Camac family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Camac migration to the United States +

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

Australia Camac migration to Australia +

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

Camac Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Camac, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [2]
  • Catherine Camac, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [2]

New Zealand Camac 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:

Camac Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Margaret Camac, (b. 1845), aged 20, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Eastern Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 4th January 1865 [3]
  • Miss Mary Ann Camac, (b. 1847), aged 18, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Eastern Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 4th January 1865 [3]

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


  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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