Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland
, the first to use the name Cairnes were the Strathclyde- Britons
. Cairnes was a name for someone who lived in Midlothian
. The name Cairnes 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 Cairnes family
The surname Cairnes was first found in 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 Cairnes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cairnes research.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1572, 1572, 1639, 1665, 1732, 1673, 1743, 1669, 1707, 1703, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Cairnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cairnes Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Cairnes has been spelled Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.
Early Notables of the Cairnes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cairnes family to Ireland
Some of the Cairnes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 243 words (17 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 Cairnes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cairnes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Cairnes, "Carnes" U.E. (b. 1720) born in New York, USA who settled in Nashwaak, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served as part of the 2nd Battalion, DeLancey's Regiment, in 1789 he moved to Saint Marys & Maugerville, New Brunswick before finally settling in Frederiction, New Brunswick where he died in 1802 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Contemporary Notables of the name Cairnes (post 1700)
- John Elliot Cairnes (1823-1875), Irish economist