Crest: A cinquefoil, Proper
Motto: Effloresco (I Blossom)
Historic Seat: Mid Calder, West Lothian
Origin of Name: Topographical, for someone who lived near a cairn
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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Originates in the parish of Cairns in mid-Calder, West Lothian.
The first to appear on the records is William de Carnys who witnessed a charter in 1349.
Throughout the 14th century this name is recorded on many occasions, and it was particularly common in the mid and west Lothian areas.
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