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Dalriada, in ancient Scotland, is where the name Cairncrose evolved. It was a name for someone who lived in Crynecross at Nisbett, which was in the old barony of Glenesk in Angus.

Early Origins of the Cairncrose family


The surname Cairncrose 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.

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Early History of the Cairncrose family

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Early History of the Cairncrose family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cairncrose 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 Cairncrose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cairncrose Spelling Variations

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Cairncrose Spelling Variations


Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Cairncrose has been written as Cairncross, Carncross, Carnross, Cairncroce, Cairncrose and many more.

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Early Notables of the Cairncrose family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cairncrose 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...
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Migration of the Cairncrose family to Ireland

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Migration of the Cairncrose family to Ireland


Some of the Cairncrose family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cairncrose family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cairncrose family to the New World and Oceana


Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cairncrose, or a variant listed above: John Carncross who settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1744.

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The Cairncrose Motto

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The Cairncrose 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.


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