Picts. The Cairney family lived on the lands of Cardney in Perthshire.
Early Origins of the Cairney family
Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland.
Cairnie is a parish in Aberdeenshire. "This place once formed part of the lordship of Strathbogie, which was granted to Sir Adam Gordon, by King Robert Bruce, after the defeat and attainder of Cumin, Earl of Badenoch, and was the original estate of the family of Gordon, whose property, since that period, has become very greatly extended." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Cairney family
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Cairney Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents, Cairney has been spelled Cairney, Cairnie, Cardney, Cairnie and others.
Early Notables of the Cairney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cairney family to Ireland
Some of the Cairney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cairney family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Cairney:
Cairney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cairney (post 1700)
The Cairney 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: Ad alta
Motto Translation: To high things.
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