Midlothian. The name Kairns 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 Kairns 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 Kairns family
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Kairns Spelling Variations
Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Kairns has been spelled Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.
Early Notables of the Kairns family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kairns family to Ireland
Some of the Kairns family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kairns family to the New World and Oceana
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:
Kairns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Kairns Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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