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Ballymacormick, County Down

Origin

Ir. Baile Mhic Cormaic ‘Mc Cormick’s townland’

Background

It is no surprise to find the surname Mac Cormick as the second element of this place-name, as it is one of the fifty most common surnames in Ulster (Bell 1988, 145).  A number of the later historical spellings have lost the mac of the surname but the earlier forms illustrate its presence quite clearly. There is another townland named Ballymacormick in the Co. Down parish of Dromore.

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 156

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballecormack1603Ex. Inq. (Dn) 2 Jac. I

Ballycormach

1605CPR Jas I 72b
Ballycormack al Ballmacormuck1605Inq. Ult. (Down) §2 Jac. I
Bally-Mc Cormick al Ballymacormugh1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxx
Balle Ma Cormock1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 16
Balle ma Cormack1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 15
Ballemacormick or Ballemacosmaghs1630Ham. Patent [1630] xi
Ballicormagh al Ballimaccormick1630Ham. Patent [1630] xx
Ballenacormuck al Ballemacormagh1645Inq. Ult. (Down) §104 Car. I
Bally Mc Cormick1659cCensus 1659 93
Ballemc cormicke 2 parts1661BSD 90
Ballymaccormick al Ballymaccormagh1662Inq. Ult. (Down) §23 Car. II
Ballymacormick1681Ham. Copy Rental 110
Ballycormick1810Wm. Map (OSNB) No. 54
Ballycormack1823Downshire Direct. 318
Ballycormack1830cGrand Jury Pres. (OSNB) No. 54
Ballymacormick1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) No. 54

Baile Mic Cormaic "Mac Cormack's town"

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 54
Barony
Ards Lower
Parish
Bangor
Parish in 1851
Bangor
Townland
None
Place name ID
6553
Place name type
T