Cormican History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Cormican is Mac Cormaic, derived from the forename Cormac.

Early Origins of the Cormican family

The surname Cormican 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'.

Important Dates for the Cormican family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cormican research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1700, 1782 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Cormican History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cormican Spelling Variations

One explanation for the many variations is that scribes and church officials frequently spelled the name as it sounded: an imprecise method at best. Understandably then, various spellings of the surname Cormican were found in the many archives researched. These included Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormick, Cormyck, Kormack, Kormick, Cormach, Cormich, Cormiche and many more.

Early Notables of the Cormican family (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...
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Cormican migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cormican Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Bridget Cormican, aged 24, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Thomas Cormican, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]
  • Patrick Cormican, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cormican (post 1700)

  • Aaron Cormican, American professional surfer
  • David Cormican (b. 1981), Canadian actor, producer and partner of Don Carmody Television

Citations

  1. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1858.shtml.
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