Midlothian. The name Cairn is also derived from the Gaelic word carn, which means pile of stones, and referred to the stone burial chambers we now call cairns.
Early Origins of the Cairn family
Midlothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cairn family
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Cairn Spelling Variations
Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Cairn has appeared as Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.
Early Notables of the Cairn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cairn family to Ireland
Some of the Cairn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cairn family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:
Cairn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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