The ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada is thought to be the home of the ancestors of the Carncros family. Their name comes from someone having lived in Crynecross at Nisbett, which was in the old barony of Glenesk in Angus.
Early Origins of the Carncros family
The surname Carncros 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.
Early History of the Carncros family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carncros 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 Carncros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carncros Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. Carncros has appeared as Cairncross, Carncross, Carnross, Cairncroce, Cairncrose and many more.
Early Notables of the Carncros 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carncros Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carncros family to Ireland
Some of the Carncros family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 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 Carncros family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carncros or a variant listed above: John Carncross who settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1744.
The Carncros 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.