Camyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Camyke family

The surname Camyke 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]

Important Dates for the Camyke family

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

Camyke Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Camyke has been spelled Cammock, Cammack, Cammac, Cammok, Camic, Camac and others.

Early Notables of the Camyke 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 Camyke family to Ireland

Some of the Camyke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Camyke family

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. 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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Citations

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