In ancient Scotland
, the first people to use the name McCormok were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons
. The name is derived from the Gaelic name MacChormaig,
which derives from the given name Cormac,
Early Origins of the McCormok family
The surname McCormok 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 McCormok family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCormok research.Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1132, 1811, 1794 and 1865 are included under the topic Early McCormok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCormok Spelling Variations
Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations
in Scottish names. McCormok 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 McCormok family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCormok family to Ireland
Some of the McCormok 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 McCormok family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland
. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence
solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: Arthur, Barney, James, John, Patrick, William MacCormack all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.