Cairncros is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived in Crynecross at Nisbett, which was in the old barony of Glenesk in Angus.
Early Origins of the Cairncros family
The surname Cairncros 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 Cairncros family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cairncros 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 Cairncros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cairncros Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Cairncros has appeared in various documents spelled Cairncross, Carncross, Carnross, Cairncroce, Cairncrose and many more.
Early Notables of the Cairncros 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 Cairncros Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cairncros family to Ireland
Some of the Cairncros 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 Cairncros family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cairncros family emigrate to North America: John Carncross who settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1744.
The Cairncros 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.