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Cairns Name Meaning

Scottish: from Gaelic carn ‘cairn’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a cairn, i.e. a pile of stones raised as a boundary marker or a memorial.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Carne, Cain, Mains, Caird, Cane, Carns, Nairn, Chaires, Cairnes

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Cairns Family Origin

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Cairns Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • School

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Clerk

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cairns family was Clerk. The most common Cairns occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Cairns's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cairns.

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Cairns Historical Records

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Cairns Life Expectancy

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