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Cairns

Culloden Cairn

Cairns (m) A Scottish surname derived from a place-
name, probably the lands of Cairns in the parish of Mid-
Calder, Midlothian, as Black (Surnames of Scotland) sug-
gests. A ‘cairn’ is a heap of stones which is raised over a
grave, of which acts as a landmark. Cairns is occasionally
used in Scotland as a Christian name.

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