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Mearne Early Origins



The surname Mearne was first found in Kincardine, where The Mearns was a traditional alternate name for the county on the east coats of northeast Scotland. Alternatively the name could have been derived from Renfrewshire where Mearns Castle has stood since the fifteenth century when Herbert, Lord Maxwell under a royal warrant issued in 1449 had the castle built. The castle was restored and is now part of the Maxwell Mearns Castle Church in Newton Mearns, today, the largest settlement in East Renfrewshire. The name Mearns was derived from Scottish Gaelic "a' Mhaoirne" meaning a stewartry. Mel Petair of Mearns ( fl. 1094) is the only known Mormaer (Scottish: regional or provincial ruler) of the Mearns and once source claims he killed King Duncan II of Scotland in 1094.

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Mearne Spelling Variations


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Mearne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mearn, Mearns, Merns, Mairns, Mernes and others.

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Mearne Early History


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Mearne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mearne research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1401, 1466, 1597, 1745, 1624 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Mearne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mearne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mearne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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