from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • McCormick, Anne Elizabeth O'Hare 1882-1954. British-born American journalist. A foreign correspondent for the New York Times (1922-1954), she was the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for journalism (1937).
  • McCormick, Cyrus Hall 1809-1884. American inventor and manufacturer who developed a mechanical harvester (1831).
  • McCormick, Patricia Known as "Pat.” Born 1930. American diver. She was the first to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in both springboard and platform diving and was the first woman inducted into the International Diving Hall of Fame.

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  • proper n. A surname of Scottish Gaelic or Irish origin.

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  • n. United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
  • n. United States operatic tenor (born in Ireland) (1884-1945)


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



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