MacArmick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the MacArmick family lived among the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Their name is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig, which derives from the given name Cormac, meaning charioteer.
Early Origins of the MacArmick family
The surname MacArmick 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.
Important Dates for the MacArmick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacArmick research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1811, 1794 and 1865 are included under the topic Early MacArmick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacArmick Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. MacArmick has appeared as 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 MacArmick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacArmick family to Ireland
Some of the MacArmick 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 MacArmick family
As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Arthur, Barney, James, John, Patrick, William MacCormack all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.