Origins Available: Irish
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 Cornock is Mac Cormaic, derived from the forename Cormac.
Early Origins of the Cornock family
The surname Cornock 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'.
Early History of the Cornock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornock research.Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1700, 1782 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Cornock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cornock Spelling Variations
Many variations of the name Cornock 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 Cornock found include Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormick, Cormyck, Kormack, Kormick, Cormach, Cormich, Cormiche and many more.
Early Notables of the Cornock 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... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cornock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cornock family to the New World and Oceana
The 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families
immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine
laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of Cornock or one of its variants:
Cornock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Cornock, who landed in New York in 1835 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Cornock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Cornock (aged 33), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
Contemporary Notables of the name Cornock (post 1700)
- Walter Berkeley Cornock (1921-2007), Australian football goalkeeper and first-class cricketer from Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Historic Events for the Cornock family
- Mr. James Cornock (b. 1915), Scottish Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
The Cornock 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.