Midlothian. The name Cearns 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 Cearns family
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 Cearns family
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Cearns Spelling Variations
hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Cearns has been spelled Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.
Early Notables of the Cearns family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cearns family to Ireland
Some of the Cearns family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cearns family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:
Cearns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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