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Cameron (surname)

Language(s) Chamarran
Other gender
Masculine Camarran
Language(s) Gaelic
Word/Name cam sròn
Derivation Gaelic
Meaning "Bent nose"
Other names
Variant(s) Camshron
Cognate(s) Chamshron

Cameron is a Scottish surname and thus somewhat common throughout the English-speaking world.

There are several possible origins. One is from a Gaelic-language nickname, derived from cam ("crooked", "bent") and sròn ("nose"). Another is from any of the various places called Cameron, especially such places located in Fife, Scotland.[1] Another possible 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,  .
  2. ^  .
  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:  .
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