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Kairnes was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Kairnes family lived in Midlothian. The name Kairnes is also derived from the Gaelic word carn, which means pile of stones, and referred to the stone burial chambers we now call cairns.

Kairnes Early Origins



The surname Kairnes 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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Kairnes Spelling Variations


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Kairnes Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Kairnes has been spelled Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.

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Kairnes Early History


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Kairnes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kairnes 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 Kairnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kairnes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kairnes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kairnes In Ireland


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Kairnes In Ireland



Some of the Kairnes 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. 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

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    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Kairnes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kairnes 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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