Origins Available: German
Scottish history reveals Kernes was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in Midlothian
. The name Kernes 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 Kernes family
The surname Kernes 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 Kernes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kernes 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 Kernes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kernes Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Kernes has been spelled Cairns, Cairn, Kairnes, Carnys and others.
Early Notables of the Kernes family (pre 1700)
Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kernes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kernes family to Ireland
Some of the Kernes 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 Kernes family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: John Cairns settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775; Michael Cairns followed in 1799; Andrew in 1830; John in 1840; Robert in 1864.