Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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The Cairncross surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
CAIRNCROSS. An ancient Scottish local name, met with in charters, and funnily latinized Carnea Crux I