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Carncross History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Dalriadan kingdom of ancient Scotland was the home of the ancestors of the Carncross family. Their name indicates that they lived in Crynecross at Nisbett, which was in the old barony of Glenesk in Angus.

Early Origins of the Carncross family


The surname Carncross 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 Carncross family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carncross research.
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Carncross Spelling Variations


Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Carncross include Cairncross, Carncross, Carnross, Cairncroce, Cairncrose and many more.

Early Notables of the Carncross 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...
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Migration of the Carncross family to Ireland


Some of the Carncross family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Carncross family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carncross Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Carncross who settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1744

The Carncross 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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