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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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

McCormac Early Origins



The surname McCormac 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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McCormac Spelling Variations


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McCormac 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. McCormac 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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McCormac Early History


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McCormac Early History



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

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McCormac Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCormac Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCormac In Ireland


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McCormac In Ireland



Some of the McCormac 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:

McCormac 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 McCormac (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCormac (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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McCormac Historic Events


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McCormac 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. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The McCormac Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCormac 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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