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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Cormack is Mac Cormaic, derived from the forename Cormac.

Cormack Early Origins



The surname Cormack was first found in Munster. The Cormacks of Munster were of great antiquity and descended directly from Nathi, brother of Felim who was King of Munster about the year 560 A.D. Cormac, son of Cabhsan, was the first chieftain to be called Cormack, and, of course, MacCormack came later as a direct descendent, Mac or Mc signifying the 'son of'.

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Cormack Spelling Variations


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Cormack Spelling Variations



Many variations of the name Cormack were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Cormack found include Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormick, Cormyck, Kormack, Kormick, Cormach, Cormich, Cormiche and many more.

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Cormack Early History


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Cormack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cormack research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1700, 1782 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Cormack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cormack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cormack Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Anne McCormac ( c. 1700-1782), birth name of Anne Bonny, born in Cork, the infamous Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. After her capture in 1720, she and he female friend Read both "pleaded...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cormack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Cormack, or one of its variants:

Cormack Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniell Cormack who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Daniell Cormack, who arrived in Virginia in 1643

Cormack Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Cormack settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1731

Cormack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Cormack settled in New York State in 1804
  • Patrick Cormack, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • James, Margaret, Peter, Rebecca Cormack all settled in New York State in 1804
  • Thomas Cormack settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1850

Cormack Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Bridget Cormack, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Campbell" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  • Mr. Michael Cormack, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Campbell" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  • Mr. Michael Cormack, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Junior" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)

Cormack Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Cormack, Scottish convict from Inverness, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • John Cormack arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • W C Cormack landed in Sydney, Australia in 1839
  • Andrew Cormack, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"
  • Anastasia Cormack, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cormack Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W E Cormack landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • John Cormack, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • M. Cormack arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inflexible" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cormack (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cormack (post 1700)



  • Edward Bartlett Cormack (1898-1942), American actor, playwright, screenwriter, and producer, best known for his 1927 Broadway play The Racket, and his many collaborations with Howard Hughes and Cecil B. DeMille
  • Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924-1998), American (South African-born) physicist, who shared a 1979 Nobel Prize, for developing the CAT scan x-ray technique
  • Ben Cormack (b. 1982), British writer and illustrator
  • Paul Gregory Cormack (b. 1962), former English cricketer
  • Gordon V. Cormack, Canadian computer science professor at the University of Waterloo and co-inventor of Dynamic Markov Compression
  • Professor Robin Sinclair Cormack PhD, FSA (b. 1938), British classicist and art historian
  • Arthur Cormack (b. 1965), Scottish Gaelic singer and musician
  • Robert Cormack (b. 1946), Scottish Emeritus Professor at Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Christian Cormack (b. 1976), British two-time gold, five-time silver and three-time bronze medalist rowing cox
  • Joe Cormack (b. 1966), former Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sine Timore
Motto Translation: Without fear.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  11. ...

The Cormack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cormack Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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