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The chronicles of the Kearnes family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in Midlothian. The name Kearnes is also derived from the Gaelic word carn, which means pile of stones, and referred to the stone burial chambers we now call cairns.

Kearnes Early Origins



The surname Kearnes 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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Kearnes Spelling Variations


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Kearnes Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Kearnes has been spelled Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.

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Kearnes Early History


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Kearnes Early History



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

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Kearnes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kearnes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kearnes In Ireland


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Kearnes In Ireland



Some of the Kearnes 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 persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Kearnes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael J. Kearnes, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Swinford, in 1898

Kearnes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maggie Kearnes, aged 30, who landed in America from Moher, in 1903
  • John Kearnes, aged 30, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • John Kearnes, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • James Kearnes, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1922
  • John Kearnes, aged 52, who emigrated to America from Soton, in 1922

Kearnes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca Kearnes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kearnes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kearnes (post 1700)



  • Joseph Kearnes, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Cumberland County, 1791-92
  • John Kearnes, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Cumberland County, 1805-07

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. 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).
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Kearnes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kearnes 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 6 October 2015 at 13:04.

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