McCarmike History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name McCarmike. It is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig, which derives from the given name Cormac, meaning charioteer.
Early Origins of the McCarmike family
The surname McCarmike 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 McCarmike family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCarmike research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1811, 1794 and 1865 are included under the topic Early McCarmike History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCarmike Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. McCarmike 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 McCarmike family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCarmike family to Ireland
Some of the McCarmike family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the McCarmike family
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: Arthur, Barney, James, John, Patrick, William MacCormack all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.