The name M'kernock was first used by the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Strathclyde Britons
. M'kernock is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig,
which derives from the given name Cormac,
Early Origins of the M'kernock family
The surname M'kernock was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the M'kernock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our M'kernock research.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1811, 1794 and 1865 are included under the topic Early M'kernock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
M'kernock Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. M'kernock has been spelled MacCormack, MacCormick, MacCormock, McCormick, McCormack, McCormock, Maccormick, Maccormack, Maccormock, McArmick, McCarmick, McCarmike, McKermick, Makarmik, McCornick, Cornick, Cormack, M'Kernock, MacCornack and many more.
Early Notables of the M'kernock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the M'kernock family to Ireland
Some of the M'kernock family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 200 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the M'kernock family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan
societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: Arthur, Barney, James, John, Patrick, William MacCormack all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.