McCormick

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Mc ("son (of)", a form of mac) and Cormick, which is itself from corb ("chariot") + mac ("son").[1] The double patronymic "arose when the meaning of Cormac began to be lost sight of".[2] Many books of baby names also connect the name to an Irish word for "raven".[3][4]

Proper noun[edit]

McCormick

  1. A surname of Scottish Gaelic or Irish origin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Harrison, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary, page 93
  2. ^ 1883, Harry Alfred Long, Personal and family names: a popular monograph on the origin and history of the Present and former Timespage 282
  3. ^ 2011, Diane Stafford, 60,001+ Best Baby Names
  4. ^ 2010, Bruce Lansky, The Very Best Baby Name Book: 60,000+