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The surname Carn is derived from the Welsh word "karn," which means "a pile of stones," such as was often used to mark a burial site. The forebears that initially bore the name Carn likely lived by a notable heap of stones.

Carn Early Origins



The surname Carn was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, 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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Carn Spelling Variations


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Carn Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Carn have included Carn, Carne and others.

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Carn Early History


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Carn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carn research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Carn:

Carn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Carn settled in Barbados in 1678 with his wife and children

Carn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antho Carn, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Nicholas Carn, aged 39, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Nicolaus Carn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Nicholas Carn arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Adam Carn, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1741

Carn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Carn, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • M B Carn, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Carn, aged 38, landed in New York in 1854

Carn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Carn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849

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Carn Historic Events


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Carn Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George H K Carn (b. 1901), English Chief Yeoman of Signals serving for the Royal Navy from Chichester, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 September 2013 at 13:18.

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