The surname Kermode was first found in Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as the O'Carmody, Chiefs of Ireland. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in South Munster and in Galway.
Early History of the Kermode family
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Kermode Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carmody, Kermody, O'Carmody, O'Kermody and others.
Early Notables of the Kermode family (pre 1700)
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Frank Kermode, Canadian former director of the Royal B.C. Museum, eponym of the Kermode bear, also known as the "spirit bear," is a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in British Columbia
William A. Kermode MC (1895-1959), Australian artist, best known for illustrating Henry Williamson's The Patriot's Progress in 1930
Robert Quayle Kermode (1812-1870), Manx-born, Australian politician in Tasmania, a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council and the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Philip Moore Callow "P. M. C." Kermode (b. 1855), Manx antiquarian and historian
Mark James Patrick Kermode (b. 1963), English film critic, presenter, writer, and musician
Josephine Kermode (1852-1937), Manx poet and playwright, better known by the pen name "Cushag"
Harry Kermode (1922-2009), Canadian basketball player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics
Sir John Frank Kermode FBA (1919-2010), British literary critic, best known for his work, The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction
Derwent William Kermode (1898-1960), British diplomat
Chris Kermode (b. 1965), English former tennis player and current tennis administrator, President of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
^ 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)