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The roots of the name Kerens are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Kerens was originally found in Midlothian. The name Kerens is also derived from the Gaelic word carn, which means pile of stones, and referred to the stone burial chambers we now call cairns.

Kerens Early Origins



The surname Kerens 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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Kerens Spelling Variations


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Kerens Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Kerens has appeared as Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.

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Kerens Early History


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Kerens Early History



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

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Kerens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kerens In Ireland


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Kerens In Ireland



Some of the Kerens 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


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The Great Migration



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Kerens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James M Kerens, who landed in Arkansas in 1891

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerens (post 1700)



  • Richard C. Kerens (1842-1916), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1884-1900; U.S. Ambassador to Austria-Hungary, 1910-13

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kerens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerens 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 15:27.

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