A Scottish Gaelic surname, Cameron, comes from the Gaelic term ‘cam’ which meant crooked or bent and ‘brun‘ which meant hill. It is a strong clan name going back to the 1400s. Variations in spelling Cameron include MacGuillonies and MacSorlies. In northern England the Cameron families primarily live in Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire. In Scotland there are high populations of Cameron families in Fife, Argyll, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Perthshire, Angus and Inverness-shire. Within the United States the Cameron surname is located chiefly in Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, California, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, New Jersey and Tennessee. Famous: Candace Cameron (actress), John Allan Cameron (singer from Canada), Kenneth D. Cameron (astronaut), Elspeth Cameron (writer from Canada), Kirk Cameron (actor), Mike Cameron (professional baseball player), Scotty Cameron (manufacturer of golf equipment) and Robert Cameron (professional aerial photographer).