An Irish and Scottish surname the McCormick family name comes from the Gaelic term of â€˜cormacâ€™ which means a warrior.
Spelling variations for McCormick included MacCormick, Cormac, Kormick, Cormich, Cormyck, McCormack and Cormiche.
In Ireland the early McCormick name was in County Cork.
The McCormick surname is scattered across England. The main concentration is in Lancashire county. There are some families with the McCormick name in Wales, mostly in Glamorgan. Scattered across Scotland are McCormick families. The highest populations are centered in Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire.
The states of Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio, California, Michigan, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Kansas within the United States have the greater McCormick populations.
Famous: Cyrus Hall McCormick (19th century founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company), Robert R. McCormick (owner of the Chicago Tribune newspaper), Carolyn McCormick (film and TV actress), Jill McCormick (fashion model), Maureen McCormick (TV and film actress), Peter Dodds McCormick (composer of the anthem for Australia) and John McCormick (singer from Ireland).