Early Origins of the Camok family
The surname Camok 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.
Early History of the Camok family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camok research.Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1897, 1600, 1659 and 1933 are included under the topic Early Camok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Camok 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. Camok has appeared as Cammock, Cammack, Cammac, Cammok, Camic, Camac and others.
Early Notables of the Camok 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 Camok Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Camok family to Ireland
Some of the Camok family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 172 words (12 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 Camok family to the New World and Oceana
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..