Camox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Camox family
The surname Camox 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. " 
Early History of the Camox family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camox 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 Camox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Camox Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Camox has been spelled Cammock, Cammack, Cammac, Cammok, Camic, Camac and others.
Early Notables of the Camox 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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Migration of the Camox family to Ireland
Some of the Camox family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Camox family
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. 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..
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- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.