A people of the Scottish/English Borderlands known as the Strathclyde Britons
were the first to use the name MacKermick. It is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig,
which derives from the given name Cormac,
Early Origins of the MacKermick family
The surname MacKermick 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 MacKermick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKermick research.Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1811, 1794 and 1865 are included under the topic Early MacKermick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacKermick Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland
. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations
are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. MacKermick 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 MacKermick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKermick family to Ireland
Some of the MacKermick family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 355 words (25 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 MacKermick family to the New World and Oceana
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: Arthur, Barney, James, John, Patrick, William MacCormack all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.