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From Scottish Gaelic Camshròn, from cam (crooked, bent) + sròn (nose).


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Cameron (countable and uncountable, plural Camerons)

  1. A Scottish surname, from Scottish Gaelic, an anglicization of Scottish Gaelic Camshròn (literally crooked nose).
  2. An Irish surname, from Irish, an anglicization of Ó Cumaráin, Ó Cumráin (descendant of *Cumrán).
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A female given name transferred from the surname, of 1970s and later usage.
  5. A parish of Fife, Scotland. Perhaps from Pictish *cam (crooked) + *brun (hill).
  6. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Missouri; named for early settler Malinda Cameron.
    2. A city, the county seat of Milam County, Texas; named for Republic of Texas army officer Ewen Cameron.
    3. A city in West Virginia; named for railroad worker Samuel Cameron.
    4. A town in the Navajo Nation.
    5. A town in New York; named for early settler Dugald Cameron.
    6. A town in North Carolina.
    7. A town in Oklahoma; named for either mine inspector William Cameron or railroad official James Cameron.
    8. A town in South Carolina; named for the Scottish Highland Clan Cameron.
    9. A town in Wood County, Wisconsin; named for lumber businessman James W. Cameron.
    10. A census-designated place in Louisiana; the parish seat of Cameron Parish.
    11. A town in Barron County, Wisconsin; named for lawyer, banker and politician Angus Cameron.
    12. An unincorporated community in Kern County, California; named for early settler George W. Cameron.
    13. An unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.
    14. An unincorporated community in Illinois.
    15. An unincorporated community in Iowa.
    16. An unincorporated community in Montana; named for founders James and Addison Bovey Cameron.
    17. An unincorporated community in Ohio; named for the city in West Virginia.
  7. A rural municipality of Manitoba, Canada; named for lawyer, judge and politician John Donald Cameron.
  8. An unincorporated village in Ontario, Canada; named for either early settler Duncan Cameron or politician Matthew Crooks Cameron.

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