Cairns family genealogy - Irish Pedigrees

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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Arms: Gu. an anchor between three martlets or. Crest: A palm tree ppr. Motto: Virtus ad aethera tendit.

FINACHTACH (fionn-sneachta: Irish, "fair as snow,") who is No. 100 on the "O'Hart" pedigree, had three sons—1. Art, 2. Conmaol, and 3. Fogharthach: this Fogharthach, was the ancestor of O'Cairn [1] ("carn:" Irish, a heap; Arab, "kern," a little hill), anglicised Cairn, MacCairn, Cairnes, Cairns, Kearin, Kearins, Kearns, Kerans, Kerin, Kieran, etc.

From the said Fogharthach are also descended the Ulster families of Carolan, Donnellan, and Flanagan.

1. Dermod O'Kerin was the first of the family who settled in Thomond.

2. Donal: his eldest son.

3. Donoch: his son.

4. Murtogh: his son.

5. Teige: his son.

6. Hubert: his son.

7. Teige (2): his son; died in 1634; was buried at Ennish (now "Ennis"), in the county Clare.

8. Hubert O'Kerin: his son; had five brothers—1. Flann, 2. Tirlogh, 3. John, 4. Murtogh, and 5. Loghlin; living in 1657.

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[1] O'Cairn; This sirname has been incorrectly written O'Ciarain ("ciar:" Irish, a dark-grey colour; "an," one who).