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.
Early Origins of the Kerens family
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.
Early History of the Kerens family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Kerens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerens family to 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.
Migration of the Kerens family to the New World and Oceana
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 America. Among them:
Kerens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James M Kerens, who landed in Arkansas in 1891 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html