The rugged west coast of Scotland
in the kingdom of Dalriada is the setting from which came the Cairncroce name. The name derives from someone having lived in Crynecross at Nisbett, which was in the old barony of Glenesk in Angus.
Early Origins of the Cairncroce family
The surname Cairncroce was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, 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 Cairncroce family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cairncroce research.Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1400, 1597, 1603, 1544, 1539, 1528, 1529, 1637, 1701, 1684, 1687, 1693, 1701, 1684 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Cairncroce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cairncroce Spelling Variations
In various documents Cairncroce has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Cairncross, Carncross, Carnross, Cairncroce, Cairncrose and many more.
Early Notables of the Cairncroce family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was Robert Cairncross (d. 1544) , a Scottish bishop, Bishop of Ross in 1539 and held office as Lord High... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cairncroce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cairncroce family to Ireland
Some of the Cairncroce family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cairncroce family to the New World and Oceana
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence
, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan
societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cairncroces to arrive in North America: John Carncross who settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1744.
The Cairncroce Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Certamine parata
Motto Translation: Acquired by strife.