Early Origins of the Cairncross family
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 Cairncross family
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Cairncross Spelling Variations
spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Cairncross has appeared as Cairncross, Carncross, Carnross, Cairncroce, Cairncrose and many more.
Early Notables of the Cairncross family (pre 1700)
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 Cairncross family to Ireland
Some of the Cairncross family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cairncross family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Cairncross Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Cairncross Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cairncross (post 1700)
The Cairncross 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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