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. Another possible origin of the Scottish placename (from which the surname is thought to be derived in some cases) is from Cambernon, in Normandy. The English-language surname can be rendered into Scottish Gaelic as: Camarran (masculine), Chamarran (feminine); or as Camshron (masculine) and Chamshron (feminine).
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