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This Genealogy site is dedicated to the research and history of the names Cairnduff & Carnduff, the the variants. This is a base to start your own family research. Please add to what has been gathered so far and help to preserve and expand our family history's for others in the future. If you need assistance in your own research, or any information to contribute please contact me through the form below, and I will try to help.

The Scottish surname Cairnduff, Carnduff and variants, is a rare surname of locative origin, deriving from the name of the place where the initial bearer once lived or held lands, thus affording him suitable means of identity in his local community.

Over time the surname could change, Carnduff, Carnduf, Cairnduf, Cairnduffe, Cairnduff. the changes in spelling occurred, even between father and sons. I have also included some names which may be relevant due to locality and situation eg: Carduff, Cardiff, and all entries in this site are as the source record and have not been altered.

Origin of the Surname.

The first mention of the name is in the Royal Seal of Scotland,and land named Carnduff was given for services to King Robert 2nd of Scotland by John Lyndesay. The text is obviously a charter given by King Robert 2nd of Scotland, In all likelihood this was Robert 2nd, grandson of Robert Bruce, and John Lyndesay was probably the warrior knight who is mentioned for his bravery at the battle of Otterburn in 5 August 1388.

The link below explains instances of the names in History of the Allison Family,and information of the Carnduff lands in Avondale. In the page is a search Facility on the top right hand on link below.

List of people of interest from the Articles Page.

.......Hugh Cairnduff DCM 1894 - 1966 .......Thomas Carnduff 1886 - 1956 Belfast Poet
.......Sir Herbert William Cameron Carnduff .......Alice Carnduff MBE. from Paisley
.......John Porter Carnduff Canada... .......Malcolm (Malkie) Carnduff professional boxer
.......Alexander Cairnduff 1815-1888 .......Ken Cairnduff.
.......William Cairnduff born 1874 .......Andrew Carnduff Ritchie. 'Monuments Men'
.......Hugh Cairnduff. Neilston Scotland .......Don Carnduff Canada

We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called on to find their ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell and preserve the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing Genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into the storytellers of the tribe.

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25 August 2015

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