Camak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Camak family

The surname Camak 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 Camak family

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

Camak Spelling Variations

The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Camak has appeared as Cammock, Cammack, Cammac, Cammok, Camic, Camac and others.

Early Notables of the Camak 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...
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Ireland Migration of the Camak family to Ireland

Some of the Camak 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.

Migration of the Camak family

As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Turner Camac, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1813; Christopher Cammack, who settled in New York State in 1816 with his brother William; Thomas Cammock, who settled in Maine in 1630..



  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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