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The first people to use the name Cornys were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in Midlothian. The name Cornys is also derived from the Gaelic word carn, which means pile of stones, and referred to the stone burial chambers we now call cairns.

Cornys Early Origins



The surname Cornys was first found in 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.

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Cornys Spelling Variations


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Cornys Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Cornys has appeared as Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.

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Cornys Early History


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Cornys Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornys research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1572, 1572, 1639, 1665, 1732, 1673, 1743, 1669, 1707, 1703, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Cornys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cornys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cornys Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cornys Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cornys In Ireland


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Cornys In Ireland



Some of the Cornys family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: John Cairns settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775; Michael Cairns followed in 1799; Andrew in 1830; John in 1840; Robert in 1864.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Cornys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cornys 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 9 September 2013 at 21:21.

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