While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name McCormic is Mac Cormaic, derived from the forename Cormac.
Early Origins of the McCormic family
The surname McCormic was first found in Munster
. The Cormacks of Munster
were of great antiquity and descended directly from Nathi, brother of Felim who was King of Munster
about the year 560 A.D. Cormac, son of Cabhsan, was the first chieftain
to be called Cormack, and, of course, MacCormack came later as a direct descendent, Mac or Mc signifying the 'son of'.
Early History of the McCormic family
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McCormic Spelling Variations
The general population of Ireland
, like those of Europe and Britain during the Middle Ages, scribes recorded people's names as they saw fit. As a result, surnames often had many spelling variations
. For McCormic some of these variations included: Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormick, Cormyck, Kormack, Kormick, Cormach, Cormich, Cormiche and many more.
Early Notables of the McCormic family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Anne McCormac (c.
1700-1782), birth name of Anne Bonny, born in Cork, the infamous Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. After her capture in 1720, she and he female friend Read both "pleaded... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCormic Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCormic family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McCormic Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John McCormic, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813
- Registered among the United Empire Loyalists who moved to Canada is Alexander McCormick
Contemporary Notables of the name McCormic (post 1700)
- J. M. McCormic, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1896 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The McCormic Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sine Timore
Motto Translation: Without fear.
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- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html