Cameron (surname)

Cameron (surname)

Cameron is an English-language surname, which is considered to be a Scottish surname. The name has several origins. One origin is from a Gaelic-language nickname, derived from cam ("crooked", "bent") and sròn ("nose"). Another origin of the surname is from any of the various places called Cameron, especially such places located in Fife, Scotland.[1] Another origin of the Scottish placename (from which the surname is thought to be derived in some cases) is from Cambernon, in Normandy.[2] The English-language surname can be rendered into Scottish Gaelic as: Camarran[3] (masculine), Chamarran (feminine); or as Camshron[4] (masculine) and Chamshron (feminine).

List of people with the surname

See also


  1. ^ Learn about the family history of your surname,,, retrieved 28 July 2011 . This webpage cited: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 .
  2. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45, 401, Appendix 14, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 .
  3. ^ Maceachen, Ewan (1922), Maceachen's Gaelic-English Dictionary (4, revised and enlarged ed.), The Northern Counties Newspaper and Printing and Publishing Company, pp. 470–471, .
  4. ^ Mark, Colin (2006), The Gaelic-English Dictionary, London: Routledge, p. 718, ISBN 0-203-22259-8 .

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