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The Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Mc Cormac. It is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig, which derives from the given name Cormac, meaning charioteer.

Mc Cormac Early Origins



The surname Mc Cormac was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn 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.

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Mc Cormac Spelling Variations


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Mc Cormac Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Mc Cormac 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.

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Mc Cormac Early History


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Mc Cormac Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mc Cormac research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1132 is included under the topic Early Mc Cormac History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mc Cormac Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mc Cormac Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mc Cormac Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mc Cormac In Ireland


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Mc Cormac In Ireland



Some of the Mc Cormac family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Mc Cormac Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dan McCormac, who arrived in America in 1805
  • William McCormac, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mc Cormac (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mc Cormac (post 1700)



  • John E. McCormac (b. 1961), American politician, Mayor of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, 2006, Treasurer of New Jersey (2002-2006)
  • Hollie Brockenborough McCormac (1875-1937), American Republican politician, Woolen mill manager; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1928
  • Elizabeth McCormac, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Gerry McCormac FSA, FRSA, FHEA (b. 1958), Irish Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling

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Mc Cormac Historic Events


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Mc Cormac Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John McCormac (b. 1924), English Signal Boy serving for the Royal Navy from Edmonton, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
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    The Mc Cormac Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mc Cormac Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 March 2016 at 07:54.

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