McCormick Family name Meaning "son of Cormac'" Region of origin Ireland, Scotland Related names Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormach, Cormich, Cormiche Footnotes: [1 ] McCormick is a family name that originated in Ireland and Scotland. Spelling variations: Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormach, Cormich and Cormiche. It comes from the first name of the original bearer. A person whose father was named Cormac would identify as Mc (i.e. "son of") Cormac; the combination was continued as the family name by subsequent generations.
Cormac is translated literally as "Charioteer, Warrior". The name was a very popular choice of names by parents in medieval times: this was due to the influences of the Saint of the same name. Saint Cormac was the first Bishop of Cashel an important diocese in the south of Ireland. Cashel was also the King of Munster and responsible for a famous book of Psalms, the Cashel Psalter, he died in battle in AD 908. In those days the McCormack was the name of a powerful Sept (Clan or Family) in the county of Longford.
In 1576, 1598 and 1600, MacCormicks are recorded as leading gentry in
County Cork and one, of Muskerry, was influential enough to raise a large force to assist [2 ] Desmond in the Elizabethan wars. The Annals of the Four Masters record the deaths of several prominent MacCormicks of County Fermanagh; the last of these died in 1431.
Another possible derivation of the name is that it comes from the gaelic
Mac Cormaic which comes from corb and mac meaning "Ravenson". [3 ] Mac, Mc prefix [edit ]
Scottish and Irish
patronymic surnames frequently have the prefix Mac or Mc. When these surnames were originally developed, they were formed by adding the Gaelic word, mac, which means son of, to the name of the original bearer's father, or to the father's trade. Business [edit ] Cyrus McCormick (1809–1884), US inventor and businessman Daniel McCormick (1739/40-1834), Scottish-born US businessman and banker Harold Fowler McCormick (1872–1941), US businessman, son of Cyrus McCormick Joseph B. McCormick, head of a branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention L. Hamilton McCormick (1859–1934), US inventor and businessman, nephew of Cyrus McCormick Leander J. McCormick (1819–1900), US businessman and philanthropist Robert Hall McCormick (1780–1846), US inventor, father of Cyrus McCormick Robert R. McCormick (1880–1955), US newspaper publisher William McCormick (b. 1939), US businessman and government ambassador William Sanderson McCormick (1815–1865), US businessman, brother of Cyrus McCormick Education [edit ] Entertainment [edit ] Carolyn McCormick (b. 1959), US film and television actress F. J. McCormick (1889–1947), Irish theater and film actor Gayle McCormick (f. 1960-1970s), US female popular-music singer Haley McCormick (bc. 1985), American television and film actress Jill McCormick (b. 1977), US fashion model Larry McCormick (1933–2004), US television personality Lisa McCormick (f. 1990-2000s), US female singer and songwriter Matt McCormick (f. 1990-2000s), US film producer and director Maureen McCormick (b. 1956), US television and film actress Megan McCormick (b. 1973), US television personality Pat McCormick, US film actor and screenwriter Pat McCormick (f. 1950-1980s), US television personality Peter Dodds McCormick (1834?-1916), Australian songwriter, composer of Australian anthem Robert "Mack" McCormick (b. 1930), US musicologist and folklorist Mac Miller, aka Malcolm McCormick, US rap artist Sierra McCormick (b. 1997), US film actress Fiction [edit ] Law [edit ] Literature [edit ] [edit ] Politics [edit ] Dale McCormick (b. 1947), US senator from Maine Henry C. McCormick (1839–1902), US Representative from Pennsylvania James Robinson McCormick (1824–1897), US Representative from Missouri Joseph Medill McCormick (1877–1925), US Representative and Senator from Illinois Larry McCormick (b. 1940), Canadian Member of Parliament Norma McCormick (b. 1944), Canadian Member of the Legislative Assembly Richard Cunningham McCormick (1832–1901), Governor of Arizona Territory and US Representative from New York Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849–1919), US diplomat Ruth Hanna McCormick (1880–1944), US Representative from Illinois Terri McCormick, US member of Wisconsin House of Representatives Sports [edit ] Andrew McCormick (b. 1967), New Zealand-born Japanese athlete in rugby Bob McCormick, Scottish footballer Cody McCormick (b. 1983), Canadian athlete in ice hockey Daniel McCormick (b. 1986) US Olympic athlete in judo Debbie McCormick (b. 1974), Canadian-born American female athlete in curling Ernie McCormick (1906–1991), Australian athlete in cricket Fergie McCormick (b. 1939), New Zealand rugby player Frank McCormick (1911–1982), US athlete in baseball Hugh J. McCormick (1854–1911), Canadian athlete in speed skating, World Professional Speed Skating Champion 1890-92 Jim McCormick (1856–1918), Scottish-born US athlete in baseball Jim McCormick US athlete in football Kelly McCormick (b. 1960), US female athlete in diving Luke McCormick (b. 1983), English athlete in football Mike McCormick (b. 1938), US athlete in baseball Moose McCormick (1881–1962), US athlete in baseball Nick McCormick (b. 1981), English athlete Pat McCormick (b. 1930), US female athlete in diving Stan McCormick (f. 1940-1970s), English athlete and coach in rugby Tim McCormick (b. 1962), US athlete in basketball Tom McCormick (1930-2012), American football halfback for the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers Tom McCormick (boxer) (1890-1916), welterweight boxer of the 1910s Buddy McCormick (b.1930), Canadian born athlete in hockey Other [edit ] Arthur David McCormick (1860–1943), British artist Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872–1932), US socialite and opera patron John Wesley McCormick (1754–1837), early US settler in Indiana Katherine McCormick (1875–1967), US biologist, suffragette, philanthropist John Wesley McCormick (1754–1837), early US settler in Indiana Malky McCormick, Scotland's best known cartoonist and caricaturist Nancy Fowler McCormick (1835–1923), US philanthropist. Widow of Cyrus McCormick Ricky McCormick (1958-1999), a men who mysteriously died. Found in St.Charles, Missouri with two encrypted notes See also [edit ] References [edit ]